A “blanket” of prayerJuly 31, 2008 — Deacon Duncan
Obama is not the only guy claiming that America is no longer a Christian nation. According to the World Net Daily, a coalition of Christian organizations is saying the same thing. Unlike Obama, however, the Christian groups have a foolproof plan to change this situation.
A blanket of prayer for America is being proposed for Sept. 11, 2008, the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, because it no longer is the Christian nation it once was, according to a coalition of organizations.
Yeah, prayer, that’s it. If Almighty God can’t make believers out of us, who can? It’s the obvious solution to the “problem” of unchristian America. So obvious, in fact, that you have to wonder why they didn’t think of praying sooner, right? Oh wait, they did.
“In 2001 extremist enemies assaulted America with the terrorists attacks of 9/11. These acts of aggression signaled a physical wake up call for our nation as we entered the new millennium. Our lives were changed forever—millions of Americans fell to their knees in prayer,” the organization said. “Now seven years later, as part of the Awakening America Alliance, Christians are issuing a spiritual wake call through a historical, nationwide prayer gathering on Sept. 11, 2008.
Hmm, so Christians have been praying for the past seven years, and it hasn’t worked yet. What could the problem be?
“CRY OUT AMERICA claims this day of prayer to fully awaken America to return to the Lord and to mark this significant day in its history with POWERFUL prayer for EVERY STATE, EVERY COUNTY, and EVERY HEART. “
Ah, yes, that must be it. We need MORE CAPITAL LETTERS. God’s getting up there, you know. The old eyesight isn’t what it used to be. Write bigger, so He can hear you.
“D.L. Moody once said, ‘Every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure,”” the group said.
But you and I know what it really takes to make prayer work, right? That’s right: people.
“If you believe that extraordinary prayer is needed to awaken our nation and you are willing to be used of God to make this happen, then I encourage you to please visit the CRY OUT AMERICA section of Awakening America, find your county and apply to serve today,” Wilson said.
After all, with enough people helping, plus a little bit of luck, even God can work “miracles.”