Posted by: Terri Johnston Fraracci | September 10, 2011

Beacons of light in the darkness: a 9/11/17 prayer

Sixteen years after

 The darkness of hate

Did its best

To douse the light

We stand together

Side by side

Casting our glow

More radiant than ever

United in faith

We stand our ground

Rooted in love

We do not fear

Beacons of light

We say to the dark

Go away

You are powerless here

It is my prayer that each and every American will raise the light of their love on 9/11/17. Not their anger, not their pride, not their fear, but their love. May we demonstrate our unified faith in the power of light over darkness by leaving not one person or place untouched by the healing power created, as more and more people step into the light of love we share, adding their own.

I can’t think of  a more honorable, moving, healing way to pay tribute to those who lost their lives to hate, and to those so horribly scarred by hate’s attempt, then to show them that the light of love was far from destroyed.

The darkness of hate is powerless in the light of love.



  1. There are always moments of hope and love when people come together through tragedy. The lessons come when we embrace the blessings that God has bestowed upon us through the responses of each who has been so deeply affected by those losses. The giving and sharing, the acceptance of love, so raw through grief, knowing we never stand alone. God is with us, and we who he has created, are with each other, holding each other steady when we so desperately need support.
    Thanks again Terri, beautiful.


  2. Beautifully said Eileen. You are most welcome. Thank you 🙂


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