The attacks, carried out in hijacked jetliners, brought down the north and south towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and damaged the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Passengers aboard a fourth plane overpowered the hijackers and crashed in rural Pennsylvania.
Cry Out America Task Force chair, the Rev. Kay Horner, reminded members of the planning group that evangelical Christians were not invited to participate in the national interfaith prayer service commemorating the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11.
The tragedy will be commemorated in the nation’s capital beginning with an interfaith vigil at 8:30 am. Scheduled participants include Cathedral Dean Samuel T. Lloyd III; Bishop of Washington John Bryson Chane; Rabbi Bruce Lustig, Washington Hebrew Congregation; Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche of Tibet, Buddhist nun and incarnate lama; Dr. D.C. Rao, a representative of the Hindu and Jain faiths on the board of directors of the InterFaith Conference; Imam Mohamed Magid, president of the Islamic Society of North America; and musician Humayun Khan.
“We are left out,” Horner said. “Evangelical Christians are not a part of this anymore and what we do at the grassroots is where revival will take place.”
She said it is not a political movement that will spark a revival in America, “but men and women of God crying out for him to heal our land. He has promised he will hear and he will answer.”
The recent death of Osama Bin Laden reminded the world of that terrible day nearly 10 years ago when the twin towers of the World Trade Center collapsed under terrorist attacks.
This is the fourth consecutive year the International Center for Spiritual Renewal and the Awakening America Alliance are coordinating efforts for a Cry Out America prayer event on Sept. 11, in each county in the United States.
Local residents have participated each year and will have the opportunity to petition God with hope and humility in the Conn Center at Lee University at 3 p.m.
The Lee University Symphonic Band will set the mood with a patriotic prelude followed by a welcome from Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Edward Robinson. The colors will be presented by the Bradley Central High School Junior ROTC. The cadets will also lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
A short video is to be introduced by Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland. The video, produced and narrated by Dan Howell, is a historical look at the rises and falls of awakenings in America.
A highlight of the 90-minute prayer service is a litany of repentance and forgiveness for the sins of the nation and mistreatment of minority races and cultures, for abortions and for the devaluation of the covenantal bond between husbands and wives.