The Christian Post reported that, even though prayer has been disallowed from the formal 10th anniversary commemoration ceremony of 9/11, a group of clergy will hold a prayer service at Ground Zero the day before. Led by Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the director of the Christian Defense Coalition, the assembly has not yet been approved by city officials, but if it is it will be the only prayer service taking place at Ground Zero on the anniversary weekend.
Organizers told The Christian Post that the intent is to given an opportunity for New Yorkers to pray and remember those who were lost in the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. “Our intention is to address that need in the hearts and minds of so many affected by the pain of that infamous day,” said the Rev. Rob Schenck, president of the National Clergy Council and co-organizer of the service.
Participants will meet in front of St. Paul’s Chapel, 209 Broadway, at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, September 10, and walk over to Ground Zero.