Map showing 9/11 Day of Prayer participation points
Thousands from the highways and byways of America, and around the globe, stopped what they were doing on Thursday to gather together and pray that America soon will reverse what organizers of the 9/11 Day of Prayer call a “rapid departure from God.”
Christians gathered on a telephone conference call several times during the day to pray, to listen to others’ prayers, and seek a repentance for the nation and a restoration to God’s will.
“Our country is in a deep spiral of moral and spiritual descent,” organizers explained online. “The Bible declares that such things lead to national judgment. The biblical warning signs of national judgment that appeared in the last days of ancient Israel are now reappearing on American soil.”
The prayer day, featuring multiple telephone conference calls for prayer, has been endorsed by actor, martial arts superstar and now WND commentator Chuck Norris, who noted in his nationally syndicated weekly column, “WND Editor Joseph Farah and thousands of others across the land are calling up America’s spiritual reserves, challenging our spiritual fervor and cranking up our spiritual warfare by … declaring a National Day of Prayer and Fasting – and on what better day than Sept. 11?”
Exact numbers were being totaled by officials with Intercessors for America, a ministry that routinely organizes special prayer events, and worked on Thursday’s program.
But it was reported computer servers were overwhelmed by the traffic.
Organizers requested that people pray according to the example set in 2 Chronicles [7:14]: “If My people who are called by name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.”
All believers were invited in the organic movement that called for the Lord’s leadership.
Joining in endorsing was Greg Laurie, the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, a church of some 15,000, as well as David Barton, a Christian minister and conservative activist.
“National leaders such as Michele Bachmann, Greg Laurie, Jonathan Cahn and Joseph Farah have stated that what America needs most right now are the sincere and humble prayers of believers following the prescription of 2 Chronicles [7:14],” he said.
“I agree. … It’s not too late for God to heal our nation. …We can’t do it ourselves without His mighty hand.”
Cahn, another endorser, is the author of the highly successful “The Harbinger” book, and the newly released follow up on the issue of God’s judgment, called “The Mystery of the Shemitah.”
He’s president of Hope of the World ministries and senior pastor at the Jerusalem Center/Beth Israel in Wayne, New Jersey.
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