Blessed John Paul II's response to the 9-11 attacks
O Almighty and merciful God,
You cannot be understood by one who sows discord,
You cannot be accepted by one who loves violence.
Look upon our painful human condition tried by cruel acts of terror and death,
Comfort your children and open our hearts to hope,
So that our time may again know days of serenity and peace.
Through Christ our Lord.
(Sept. 12, 2001)