Activist Faith

Despite a lack of prayer at the official 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, YWAM found a way to show prayer changes things. Clad in “prayer changes things” T-shirts, YWAM volunteers set up a variety of prayer stations throughout the neighboring street corners, including a station near City Hall, to offer prayer for anyone who asked for it.

According to a YWAM representative, it was only fitting, as their organization had been there ten years earlier, ministering in the same locations, praying with those effected by the events and aftermath of 9/11. Even now, ten years later, prayer is making a difference.

If a band of praying volunteers on street corners can change a nation, what could your prayers and my prayers accomplish when taking place around the world in far more locations? Even if we don’t wear the T-shirt, let’s live to let our lives resonate love to those around us today. Prayer changes things.

For Discussion Below: How is prayer changing your life today?


DILLON BURROUGHS is an author, activist, and co-founder of Activist Faith. Dillon served in Haiti following the epic 2010 earthquake and has investigated modern slavery in the US and internationally. His books include Undefending ChristianityNot in My Town (with Charles J. Powell), and Thirst No More (November). Discover more at

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