Archive for September, 2011

Pray for 09/11 Survivors

For 9-11 Survivors

G-d of the survivor,
G-d of the mourner and the witness,

Grant solace and peace to those still held by physical, emotional and spiritual distress from the attacks of 9-11. Release them from visions of death and destruction, from guilt or shame, from fear or anger. Bind their wounds with Your steadfast love. Lift them on Your wings of kindness and grace.

Blessed are those who have found peace.
Blessed are those without tranquility.
Blessed are those who speak.
Blessed are those who stay silent.
Blessed are those who have healed.
Blessed are those who suffer.
Blessed are those who forgive.
Blessed are those who cannot forgive.
Blessed are You, Adonai our G-d, Source of strength for survivors of violence and tragedy in every land and in every age. Blessed are You, Rock of Israel, Source of hope and comfort.

© 2011 Alden Solovy and All rights reserved

A O9//11 Survivor: Nicole B. Simpson

On 9/11/2001, the United States was faced with the great tragedy of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Many people were directly exposed to this massive traumatic event. Researchers are beginning to understand the attacks’ enduring toll on mental health. Recent Studies have shown long-term psychological and neurological repercussions in adult witnesses who were near the World Trade Center and in children who lost a parent in the tragedy. On the eve of ten years later 09/11/11 we hear survivors sharing the long term consequences of the terrorist attacks.


World Trade Center survivor Nicole B. Simpson has faced many mental, spiritual, emotional and financial struggles over the years from the ill- fated day. Simpson documents in her book, 9/11/01, A Long Road Toward Recovery, how almost ten years since the ill-fate day, she as well as other survivors, still feel the after effects of the tragedy and its unknown enduring toll on their lives. Nicole B. Simpson went on a mission to determine first-hand the thoughts and emotions of people who survived. 09/11/01 A Long Road Toward Recovery represents the voice, thoughts, and the emotional journey of the 09/11 survivors. What are the survivors’ struggles and the effects this tragedy had on their family life, finances, career life and their relationship with God?

Recognizing the call of ministry on her life, even Simpson asked the question “Where was God?” Yet she recognizes that He was there all the time. This book not only shares frank eye-opening information in an easy to read personal and authentic manner, but the book offers hope to survivors. Simpson encourages survivors to embrace the destiny and purpose awaiting for them to fulfill. Simpson’s account speaks volumes as to how we are more than conquerors over adversity and obstacles with faith in God. Nicole is no longer a victim, but serves as a resource for people who have experienced trauma and catastrophic events in their lives.
09/11/01 A Long Road Toward Recovery by Nicole B.Simpson
by Linda Fegins

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Prayer for 9/11 First Responders

On 9/11, the United States was faced with one of its greatest tragedies. Many people were directly exposed to this massive traumatic event. Many sacrificed their lives to save others.

Memorial Prayer for 9-11 First Responders
G-d of the selfless,
G-d of the strong and the brave,
Grant a perfect rest among the souls of the righteous
To those who died in service to others because of
The 9/11 attacks on the Unites States.
May their dedication to protecting life serve as a shining lamp of love
And the works of their hands bring us all merit in heaven.
Bless the souls of all who have died to save others,
Civilians and professionals,
The trained and the untrained,
In every age and in every land,
Men and women who answered the call of honor, duty and service.
May their memories be sanctified with joy and love.
May their souls be bound up in the bond of life,
A living blessing in our midst.
© 2011 Alden Solovy and All rights reserved.

Nicole B Simpson, A 9/11 survivor and victor, went on a quest to determine first-hand the thoughts and emotions of people who survived. 09/11/01 A Long Road Toward Recovery is the voice of the survivors. This book represents their thoughts, their emotional journey and their view of where the country needs to do .With faith in God, we are more than conquerors, no matter how big the hurdles we have to overcome.

I am pleased to recommend this book to stands ten years later. Read the story of a 9/11 survivor Nicole Simpson, who now helps others.
09/11/01 A Long Road Toward Recovery by Nicole B.Simpson

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Pray Blessings Over Our Schools: United Community Prayer

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Pray Blessings Over Our Schools: United Community Prayer for Our Children and Schools by Linda Fegins

It’s back to school time. There have been back to school rallies and groups interested in addressing youth concerns. For example City of Detroit Council Members Saunteel Jenkins and James Tate held the Youth Violence Prevention Task Force’s first Back to School Youth Explosion on Saturday, September 3rd, 2011.The free event featured workshops for both kids and parents on issues affecting youth aged 12-18 including violence and sexual health concerns.

Rallies are great, but we also need to call for united prayer for the lives of children attending schools and “put feet to our prayers”. Many ministries have been calling for prayer for the children, teachers, administrators and school staff as they return back to school. On one 5am morning prayer conference call on My Girlfriends’ Business , Chief Girlfriend visionary Jillian Blackwell- a wife, mother of three boys and a business owner asked for prayer for the school children, teachers and administrators. The Messiah Baptist Church Intercessory Prayer Team under the guidance of Kimberly Bracey ( Intercessory Prayer Team Leader Linda Fegins) as well as various ministries , such as the Lydia Circle for Christian Business and Professional Women Prayer Team ( Director Min. Jacqui Showers ) will hold prayer meetings by conference call, three way telephone calls and at church , praying this week for protection, guidance and wisdom for our school children , youth and college students , parents and educators.

There is no doubt that “Moms In Touch International” (MITI) founded by Fern Nichols, a group of mothers around the country who simply desire to affect communities and schools through the power of prayer have been going before the throne of God. “The 27-year-old prayer ministry, Moms In Touch International has one goal–to gather women together to pray scripturally and specifically for children and schools. Mothers in more than 130 countries around the world meet regularly, spending an hour praying at least once a week.”(MITI purpose statement). They serve as prayer warriors who battle in the spiritual realm for the lives of children and teenagers as they go off to school for at least one hour every week. They are women united with one purpose: a passion to pray for children and they believe that prayer makes a difference. Read the rest of this entry »

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