Joseph Farah’s 9/11 Day of Prayer and Repentance, which they claim was a roaring success, will now be an annual event. They claim 250,000 people participated, though they offer no evidence for that claim. But if it’s true, what exactly did it accomplish? I mean, within days there was a mass shooting in Washington, exactly the sort of thing they claim shows that God is displeased with us. So apparently it didn’t accomplish much of anything.
After the success of this year’s 9/11 National Day of Prayer and Repentance, WND CEO Joseph Farah is pledging to continue the work next year.
“By any standard, the National Day of Prayer and Repentance September 11 was an unprecedented success,” said Farah, who conceived the idea along with messianic rabbi Jonathan Cahn, the author of the bestselling “The Harbinger.”
“In only a few months, with the help of the Holy Spirit, it appears the effort mobilized hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of believers, to pray for the healing of our nation by repenting of their own sins. This has so encouraged me that we will immediately begin work on making the Sept. 11, 2014, bigger and better,” Farah said.
More than 1,000 churches and 250,000 individuals participated in the 2013 events and several celebrities, such as Chuck Norris and Charlie Daniels, endorsed the day as a way for America to rejuvenate itself spiritually.
When getting two washed-up former celebrities to endorse you is evidence of an “unprecedented success,” your standards might just be a little low. But by all means, waste your time every year praying and repenting to nothing.