In Memory and in Hope
- a collection of thoughts, prayers and poems in the aftermath of 11 September 2001
by Patricia Anne Christensen
A diamond I have seen a vision of a huge diamond at the place where the Trade Center stood, shining its light out to all humanity. May this place forever be a source of light and love.
Bring clarity Bring clarity, dear God, to the minds clouded by smoke and memories of horrors, hard to shake off. Bring compassion and forgiveness, dear God, to the hearts torn apart by suffering and loss. And in the end, dear God, bring joy to those who thought they would never laugh again. This is my prayer for all of us.
The flame of love and peace
I see a lighter, brighter world emerging from the rubble, from the shock, from the indescribable grief. Each one of us carries a candle in our hearts. May we live up to the challenge of tending it and keeping it bright through the storms of fear and winds of vengeance that threaten to blow it out. Until one day we see our single flames unite in a blazing, eternal flame of collective, conscious love and peace that cannot be put out.
We are all one (click here for Danish version) We are all one
Peace will prevail 1
Let us join hands and hearts around the world in the certain knowledge that PEACE WILL PREVAIL.
Peace will prevail 2
I give thanks for the peace that is sprouting and growing stronger in more and more people's hearts even as the bombs fall on Afghanistan. PEACE WILL PREVAIL.
Peace will prevail 3
May all those who believe they are worshipping different and opposing Gods come to know that there is only One God, the God of Love, Who discerns not between believer and non-believer, between Moslem, Buddhist, Jew, Hindu and Christian. And PEACE WILL PREVAIL.