Monday, September 12, 2011

Americans 'Cry Out' to God on 9/11

The nationwide conservative Christian movement called "Cry Out America" held prayer gatherings at 2400 locations covering all fifty states to memorialize the tenth anniversary of 9/11.

For background, read Christians 'Cry Out America' to God Nationwide

-- From "Anderson ‘Cry Out’ prayer program focuses on faith after 9/11" by Jennifer Crossley Howard, Anderson Independent Mail (South Carolina) 9/11/11

County politicians and church leaders prayed for the nation on the steps of the Anderson County Courthouse Sunday afternoon . . .

About 300 people attended Cry Out America, a prayer program held across the country on Sept. 11. Area pastors urged their congregations to attend the Christian-themed service that focused on the 10th anniversary of terrorist attacks.

[Lesley White, who co-coordinated the program, said] “I think Sept. 11, 2001, was an awakening for America, and I think we stand at a crossroads.”

“Our heritage was built on Jesus Christ,” she said. “That’s what made our country so great. Our standards were different.”

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From "9/11 Prayer Rally Event" by Lisa Warren, Staff Writer, The Greeneville Sun (Tennessee) 9/12/11

About 70 individuals attended an evangelical Christian prayer rally Sunday afternoon on the Greene County Courthouse lawn.

Organizers say the "Cry Out America" gatherings are held to not only commemorate the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, but to encourage a "spiritual reawakening" across the country.

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From ‘Cry Out America!’ by David Davis, Managing Editor Cleveland Daily Banner 9/12/11

More than 1,000 Cleveland and Bradley County area residents gathered Sunday in Lee University’s Conn Center in remembrance of the 9/11 tragedies that befell America and to pray for a spiritual renewal in their emotional aftermath.

Billy Wilson, executive director of the Awakening America Alliance and The International Center For Spiritual Renewal said, “The attacks on our nation on September 11, 2001, were the wake-up call of a lifetime for all of us and 10 years following the terrorist attacks on 9/11 our nation needs God’s protection and grace more than ever.”

“America is overdue for a spiritual turn-around and for a new awakening,” he said. “We do hope that Cry Out America will help grass roots Christian believers increase their courage to call for public prayer. We have witnessed wonderful energy and commitment from a remnant of Christians across America who have not given up on this nation and who are convinced that united, extraordinary prayer is critical to our future.”

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From "Cry Out America event marks 9/11 anniversary" Staff Report, The Times and Democrat (South Carolina) 9/12/11

Waving hands and singing praise, a local group of interdenominational Christians gathered Sunday afternoon at Centennial Park in Orangeburg's Edisto Memorial Gardens to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack.

[Pastor Lawrence] Cook, the pastor of Living Vine Worship Center, spearheaded the second Cry Out America prayer event, a part of the national Awakening America Alliance.

Conducted by Cook and by four other ministers from Baptist, Pentecostal Holiness and Church of God denominations, the service included the singing of patriotic songs and hymns, as well as prayer.

"The enemy is Satan," said Cook, suggesting that a front page newspaper story should be written every time someone is saved. "He turns each other against each other. Give thanks and glory for one more year we've shared 9/11."

Dr. Richard Porter of the Orangeburg-Calhoun Baptist Association, said that "just as 9/11 changed the world, Christians know that prayer can change the world, too," He urged prayer for the nation's leaders to make decisions that are good for God, not politics.

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