September 11: World Day of Prayer for Peace
Knights Unite in Prayer for Peace on 9/11
On the sixth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Knights of Columbus once again invite all people of good will to participate in a World Day of Prayer for Peace.
The Knights of Columbus World Day of Prayer for Peace seeks to unite Knights, other Catholics and all people of good will – regardless of their religious faith – in prayer for peace.
While Sept. 11 will always be remembered for the tragic loss of life, Knights hope that this somber occasion will be the foundation of an annual opportunity for a day of earnest prayer for peace in the world.
To commemorate this tragedy with dignity and hope, the Supreme Council passed a resolution in 2004 to observe September 11 as a day of prayer for peace.
“The World Day of Prayer for Peace will bring to the world the Church’s message of peace and reconciliation, so that religion will always be a cause for mutual respect and harmony, and never for violence or hatred,” said Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson.
“In a special way, we remember the brave men and women of the military who work tirelessly, even to the point of sacrificing their own lives, to bring about true peace rooted in justice,” he added.
Prayer For Peace
With you, O Mother of the Redeemer, may the hymn of the humble and the poor rise to almighty God: may He, the merciful one, bring peace to earth, reconcile the brothers at enmity, confound Cain, make Abel rise again, may He bring all of creation to the design He had at the beginning to the love of the Son, in the grace of the Holy Spirit.
~ Pope John Paul II