National Day of Prayer and Remembrance

September 14, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On September 14, 2001, The New York Times reported on the prayer service held today: "Weeping skies darkened the National Cathedral's glorious stained-glass windows as President Bush led four former presidents and the nation in prayer Friday for healing -- and the grace to respond to evil without becoming evil." The service opened with a statement from Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon, who said, "'Those of us who are gathered here -- Muslim, Jew, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Hindu -- all people of faith want to say to this nation and to the world that love is stronger than hate."