The events on September 11, 2001 have been widely accepted by the church as a sign that we as individuals and collectively as a nation need to repent. Since that fateful September day, there have been many prayer movements and regional calls for repentance. IF MY PEOPLE 2016 is call for all Christians, churches, denominations, and parachurch organizations to unify on one day to cry out to God in repentance.
September 11, 2016 seems to be symbolic for several reasons. First of all, it is the 15th anniversary of the 9/11/01. Secondly, the date falls on a Sunday. Calling for church-wide repentance on a day that most are already in worship services across America could prove quite meaningful. Also, 2016’s 9/11 occurs right before the national election for the President of the United States. National elections seem to bring greater awareness of the ungodly direction of the country and also place a deeper burden on Christians to pray for the nation and the church as a whole. Most importantly, we truly feel that God has led us to September 11, 2016 as the appointed time for national unified repentance in the church.