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As the call for a national day of prayer and fasting on 9/11 gains more support across the nation, the organizer of the event has secured a new domain name to make it easier for people to learn about the project and register their commitment to participate.
The latest Christian leader to announce support for the project is Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Fellowship, sometimes referred to as “the Billy Graham of his generation” for his massive evangelical crusades that fill the largest stadiums and arenas in the country. He is also a weekly faith commentator for WND and the honorary national chairman of the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer called for May 2. The organizers of the May 2 event have pledged to shift their attention to the 9/11/13 project after May 2.
“If we pray, God will hear,” Laurie said. “When He hears, who knows what He might do?”
Laurie said the nation needs much prayer, not just a single event.
“As this year’s honorary chairman of the National Day of Prayer I support WND’s 9/11/13 National Day of Prayer and Fasting. I agree with Joseph Farah that America faces a spiritual crisis and there is nothing more effective we can bring our requests to God,” Laurie said. “In Scripture, God tells us ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ (Jer 33:3)”
Laurie, like Farah, notes that in times of crisis, the U.S. frequently has called on God. The Scripture chosen for this year’s event is Matthew 12:21, which says, “And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.”
In addition to Laurie, Jonathan Cahn, the No. 1 bestselling Christian author of 2012 and 2013 with “The Harbinger” is on board as well as Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. Last week, Bachmann entered a statement into the Congressional Record on Farah’s call for a 9/11 National Day of Prayer and Fasting.
“I join together with other Americans who have called for September 11, 2013, to be set aside as a day for personal prayer, reflection and fasting, for ourselves and for our nation,” Bachmann said in a statement. “At this time of national mourning, as we search for comfort in the aftermath of this loss of innocent life, we would be wise to consider afresh 2 Chronicles 7:14: ‘If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.’ As we humble ourselves and pray and seek God’s face and turn from our wicked ways, we can take assurance from the Holy Scripture that God has promised to hear from heaven, will forgive our sin, and will heal our land.”
Farah’s action plan includes the following:
- Make a note on your calendar now to join in the commitment to participate;
- Help spread the word to the remnant of Americans who understand what we’re up against on Facebook and Twitter and by word of mouth;
- Talk to pastors and Bible study leaders and get them on board;
- Pray daily for believers across the nation to take serious the promise of II Chronicles 7:14 and follow its prescription;
- Sign up to register your commitment of support and your intention to participate.
“We’ve got our instructions,” said Farah of II Chronicles 7:14. “God is waiting on us to act – His people. He’s not waiting on the whole world to act. He’s not waiting on a majority of Americans to act. He’s waiting on us – his children, his followers, his believers.”