SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Dr. Ronnie Floyd, president of the National Day of Prayer, issues a statement calling pastors and churches in America to pray for the victims of yesterday’s attack in Manhattan, New York:
“Today every pastor in every church in America must pray for everyone affected by last night’s act of terror in New York City. We must pray specially for the families of the eight people who lost their lives and for those who were injured, for they will bear the physical and psychological scars of this terrible attack for the rest of their lives. Let’s pray with genuine faith and conviction, remembering the hope we have in Jesus, who said to us, ‘In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.’”
Dr. Ronnie Floyd is the senior pastor of Cross Church and president of the National Day of Prayer, which each year mobilizes millions of Americans to unified public prayer for the United States of America. He’s the immediate past president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Follow him on Twitter (@ronniefloyd), Instagram (@ronniefloyd) and Facebook.