Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord,
and may the Perpetual Light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace.
For the innocent people who lost their lives, may their families find comfort and peace.
For New York’s Finest who bravely gave their lives and New York’s Bravest who rushed in without fear we are humbled by their sacrifice. Heroic does not seem adequate to describe them.
For those brave men and women who are now fighting to keep this country safe, we are immeasurably grateful.
Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host –
by the Divine Power of God –
cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.