Unite the USA
9/10/13 at 03:21 PM 6 Comments

9.11 Prayer for America

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To begin this edition, please join us in prayer for our country: "Lord God, we recognize that we need You yet our leaders and citizens often ignore You. We confess that we have sinned against You. Please forgive us. We have snubbed You in our public events, public schools, abortion laws, judicial decisions, etc. We've welcomed sin instead of Your Son. We ask that we would be spared. Help us to fully rely on Jesus Christ and what He did on the cross for us. Help us to love our neighbor as ourselves. Help us to love You most of all. We ask for Your mercy and grace to shower on our country and for You to draw many people into personal relationships with You. Please heal our land that we may be able to give You credit and experience Your protection as we bless Your Name instead of cursing with it. We yield to You and humble ourselves at Your feet. God, please have mercy upon us. In Jesus' Name, Amen."

Let us now reflect lest we forget: It's is the twelfth anniversary of 9/11/01. It's is also the first anniversary of the terrorist attack at the U.S. embassy in Benghazi. We still demand truth and justice for Benghazi, but today we want to focus on remembering the innocent lives lost:

2,752 died on 9/11/01 at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Flight 93. Remember that number: 2,752. It was one of the bloodiest days in American history. (And on 09/11/13, four more Americans were killed by terrorists in Benghazi.) These could have been your loved ones, your co-workers, your friends. That's more than half of our hometown in Iowa. Walls of photos of the dead encircle visitors at the memorial near Ground Zero. (You may view pictures and read about them here.)

As we think back on those events, we are harshly reminded that evil exists. But, today we urge you to also think about the fact that Jesus Christ is stronger than all evil. Those who believe in Jesus know that we have ultimate victory in Him. As 1 Corinthians 15:57 says, "But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." As you take time to reflect and pray, we encourage you to watch the below video of Billy Graham's response to 09/11/01. He spoke at a crusade in Fresno, California exactly one month after 09/11/01. (You may watch more of his sermons here.) Also, please read this month's edition in its entirety. You will also find a hope-filled article called The Only Hope for America by Dr. Adrian Rogers of Love Worth Finding Ministries. We hope that it encourages you -especially today. Lastly, please read the 12 Ways You Can Help America. Learn how you can make a difference to help our country.

Thank you all for joining us as we unite the USA to pray today.

God bless you,
Carrie Stoelting and Stacie Stoelting
Founders of Unite the USA

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