The Christian Newswire website reports today (September 7, 2011) that -- because New York City Mayor Bloomberg has refused to allow clergy or prayer at the tenth anniversary ceremonies of 9/11 -- faith leaders and clergy are planning a public prayer service at Ground Zero for Saturday, September 10.
Participants in the prayer service will meet in front of St. Paul's Chapel, 209 Broadway, at 10:00 a.m. and walk to Ground Zero.
The group feels it is imperative to have a public prayer witness at Ground Zero seeking God during the 9/11 Memorial Weekend.
Rev. Patrick Mahoney -- Director of the Christian Defense Coalition and a leader of the prayer service -- has contacted New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly through his attorney to help facilitate the permit process.