Thursday, September 9, 2010

Remembering 9/11... Bringing our country before God...

We were all shaken on September 11, 2001. Nine years later, September 11 (this Saturday) is an ideal time to pray for God’s life and love to be revealed to our neighbors and co-workers. Unite your prayers with thousands of others across the land who will prayerwalk their neighborhood or workplace from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. For more information, see

Prayerwalking is simply praying where we expect to see God bring forth answers to our prayers. Praying near the places where people live and work can make it easier to focus and to unite prayer on their behalf.

• Pray with others or small teams of two or three.
• No need to be demonstrative. Be on the scene without making one.
• Pray with God’s Word to unite and focus your prayers with confidence.

Here is a prayer to get you started:

Most High God, we gather to honor You with praise and to ask that
You intervene with mercy, grace and power in our land.

We approach You boldly, as a loving Father, who names and knows
every family and people of the earth. Your power is only surpassed
by Your love, proven by the sending, the death and the raising of
Your Son, Jesus, the Christ. You have entrusted the Lord Jesus with
authority to fulfill Your purpose on the earth.

We cry out to You in this day of trouble. The passing of years since
the great calamity of 911 have not reassured our trembling hearts.
We are powerless to explain the tragedy. We cannot defend ourselves
from the frightful evil we see in the hearts of all humanity.

Although nations continue to rise against one another, and although
lawless violence may increase, cooling the love of many, we ask You to
move by Your Spirit upon all who live in our land. Break the escalating
powers of hatred. Bring forth sweeping moves of chain-reaction
forgiveness. May love cover a multitude of sins. Empower Your people
to become a force of blessing among all peoples.

Cause the life of Your Spirit to flow like life-giving rivers upon the earth.
Instill courage in our hearts to pray and labor in hope for all that You
have promised to be fulfilled for Your glory. Amen.

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