HOLD A MOMENT OF SILENCE.
Read a quote or verse and hold a moment of silence for the victims and their families.
- “On that terrible day, a nation became a neighborhood, all Americans became New Yorkers.” -NYC Governor George Pataki
- “Tonight, I ask for your prayers for all those who grieve, for the children whose worlds have been shattered, for all whose sense of safety and security has been threatened. And I pray they will be comforted by a power greater than any of us, spoken through the ages in Psalm 23: ‘Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me.’”
– President George W. Bush on Sept. 11, 2001.
SHARE A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE.
LEAD A PRAYER.
Print out a prayer and lead the congregation in praying for all those affected by the attacks. Pray for the victims, families, first responders and government officials who are mourning on this day. Consider following a prayer like the one listed below:
PROVIDE A SERVICE OPPORTUNITY.
HOLD A SEPARATE SERVICE.
Many people will be looking for community on this day, so you may want to consider holding a separate service where people can come together and remember. The service can include worship, patriotic songs, a time of silence, prayer for our nation and a message of hope.