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The Deacon's Bench

Ahead of the anniversary of 9/11, this remains one of the most powerful tributes. It never fails to move me, no matter how many times I’ve seen it:. the stunning performance by Bono and U2 at the 2002 Super Bowl in New Orleans. Listen closely near the beginning and you’ll hear Bono say, “Lord, open my lips, that my mouth may proclaim your praise…”

He makes this a kind of Morning Prayer, a canticle to loss, and hope. You can find more about the song here. But watch and listen and remember and weep.

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