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Praying After 9/11

Last month's terrorist attacks brought millions to prayer. How do we keep them there? This opportunity for churches to become ongoing prayer centers may be one God-given way to redeem the tragedy. Perhaps a result of this evil will be a renewed dependence upon Jesus, a realigning of our lives with the kingdom of God, and renewed vitality in our life of prayer. If so, we can rejoice. As another victim of a cruel conspiracy once said to the conspirators, "God turned into good what you meant for evil" (Gen. 50:20, nlt).

We planned this issue of Leadership well before the events of 9/11, but the theme carries additional weight in their aftermath. These articles point the way to strong, sustainable ministries of prayer in the church. We found much to celebrate as well as ways to grow.

The only article written after the attack is Gordon MacDonald's column on his experience giving water to, and praying with, rescue workers at Ground Zero (see page 130). But the entire issue ...

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