In National Tragedy: President George Bush Invokes Psalm 23

"“Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack. . ."

On September 11, 2001, when two planes flew into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third hitting the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a fourth crashing in Pennsylvania, over 3,000 people died.

In President George W. Bush’s address to the nation, he asked for prayer for the families of those killed, quoting from the Bible in Psalm 23,

"Even though 'I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me.' . . .none of us will ever forget this day, yet we go forward to defend freedom and all that is good and just in our world. Thank you. Good night and God bless America.”

Engage with the Bible—in its timeless encouragement and hope!"


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