Monday, September 12, 2011
Prayer for 9/11
Lord, the mayor of NYC doesn’t want anyone praying at their ceremonies this morning.
But Jesus said, “My house shall be called a house of prayer,” so we are praying this morning.
The mayor wants no clergy preaching messages of hope, because he wants to be politically correct, he does not want anyone to be offended.
But we here are commanded to preach the gospel, so we will be preaching a message of hope in your house today. We worry more about offending heaven than we do about offending those who would bring hurt, harm and danger to our nation. Firefighters, law enforcement and first responders aren’t welcome at ground zero today, but they are welcome here.
Take notice, Lord, that we seek to humble ourselves before you on this anniversary of tragedy. We are praying the best we know how. We seek to behold your face today. We want to see the Shekinah glory of Jehovah. We, your children here in your house turn from our wicked ways and that which would displease you.
Hear us today, heal our land, forgive us our sins, and God, bless America!
In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen!