15 year remembrance - 9/15/01 Part 3


From: PBellanboy@aol.com
Date: Sat Sep 15, 2001 10:24 pm
Subject: WTC-related prayer requests
Reply To: ELCA-L@yahoogroups.com

I'm sorry if this is a duplicate or annoying note for you. But the response in just a short time tells me this is needed and I had better set it up right.

I am a student at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, and work in campus ministry at New York University.

Even though many people have been working and struggling so hard to respond to the human tragedies of the September 11th attacks, it is so frustrating not to be able to do more. There is a great ache to do SOMETHING! I have heard this again and again. People ask "What can we send ? What can we DO?"

You probably know many of the material needs. I have been in contact with several groups of people in and outside of NYC who are unable to travel to the relief sites, and so are engaged in prayer.

In addition to all the many prayers being offered generally, they would like to pray for specific people and situations related to the WTC disaster.

Do you have a specific prayer request? Send as much detail (name, situational info) as you would like shared and prayed over, and I will forward it to these prayer groups. Please help these people minister - they are aching to help, and to share in communion with this city's suffering.

Send your prayer request to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ELCA-L/post?protectID=093100222249070209169097163148114164134058066051113239188120242216142254099102152 Please include a brief and meaningful subject line. You can attach a photo to your email. (Your message may be edited, and photos may not reach all recipients.)

Would you like to do this kind of prayer? Please send me email addresses (of a contact person, or a group of people) and I will send you a specific prayer list. I know with an absolute certainty that this will be a comfort for people to know that you are praying personally for them and their situations.

To receive prayer requests - you will not be flooded with messages - send an email to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ELCA-L/post?protectID=093100222249070209169097163148181088152208031218251099120143116131109211099020105140127082088124241215002153038

May God bless you and sustain you. May God be at work in our world for the end of terror, even in response to terror. May we work for, and may God grant us peace.

Paul Bellan-Boyer

Dennis Diaz, a member of Local 100 of the SEIU, looks over the Wall of Prayers September 13, 2001 at the entrance to Bellevue Hospital in New York City for 80 members of the union who are missing after Tuesday's deadly terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. All of the workers were employed at the Windows of the World Restaurant on the 106th floor of one of the towers. Jose Jimenez/Primera Hora/Getty Images, at tevenwarran.blogspot.com


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