Faith Leaders Respond to 9/11 Anniversary

The 9/11 Memorial is seen on the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., September 11, 2021. (Reuters Marketplace - Sipa Pictures)

As anticipated, the world's and the nation's hearts are turned today to the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, which hit New York's World Trade Center; the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.; and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, but touched and changed the world. Faith leaders took time to share thoughts, prayers and reflections on the horrific events of that day and the hope our faith brings amid its lingering effects.

Franklin Graham, CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse, reflected via Twitter:

Pastor Robert Morris of Gateway Church shared the words of many others at the end of his tweet, noting "We will never forget":

Charismatic megachurch pastor and evangelist Joel Osteen offered his thoughts as well:

James Robison, popular evangelist and television host, quoted former President George W. Bush in his tweet:


Words of prayer came from Pastor John Hagee:

Famed worship artist Sandi Patty's Twittter post included a video of her rendition of "God Bless America" along with a prayer reminder:

Worship band Casting Crowns also shared prayers and remembrances, pointing to the truth that "through Him we can find peace":

Pastor Jack Graham of megachurch Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, shared a poignant meme:

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