It’s breaking online academic headlines and crashing Facebook with reality-check memes: This year’s freshmen will be taught about 9/11 as an event in the United States’ history that happened before they were born – it’s been that long since our country’s core was shaken by outside, terroristic threats.
With the passing of time comes the healing of wounds. However, people sometimes don’t only heal but they forget, too. Our brave men and women being shipped overseas has become a societal norm. Wearing red, white, and blue on September 11th is a rarity now. But, Kingdom Community refuses to forget the lives lost and the continual sacrifice that so many have made since September 11, 2001. They are hosting their second annual 9/11 Prayer Event on Lafayette Square from 5:30 pm- 8:30 pm on Sunday, September 11.
The theme for the 9/11 Prayer Event this year comes from Acts 4:29-31 and states, “…Grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus. And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.” Kingdom Community wants last year’s theme of unity to carry over to this year’s theme to boldly show God’s love through Troup County as they display their love and respect for the boldness that so many have exhibited throughout the entire country since September 11 of 2001.
They have asked leaders from government, business, education, family, arts and entertainment, media, and the church to pray at this event. The celebration will also include music from the worship band 808 Ministries and Greg Nichols.
This year’s prayer event is a continuation of declaring Troup County to be a community under God. It is also an outpouring of thanksgiving and praise for The Lord’s goodness on our land and our plan. Kingdom Community wants to honor Psalm 100:4, to “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and bless his name.”
Peyton Hanners Staff Writer