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New Jersey prayer leaders believe prophetic intercession played a crucial role in the unveiling of a terrorist plot to attack the Fort Dix Army base. Chuck Pierce, founder of Glory of Zion International Ministries, was a guest prayer leader in Trenton, N.J., on May 3, this year’s National Day of Prayer. Pierce said he felt God leading him to New Jersey. “By the Spirit I knew last week [May 6-13] was key for our nation, but God said I was to be in New Jersey and not Washington D.C.,” Pierce said. Just one week before the major terrorist attack on the military base was foiled Pierce prophesied over the state of New Jersey, “within a week … there is an awakening that is beginning and you have chosen New Jersey for that awakening.” Pierce continued: “The Lord is focusing on New Jersey. We agree that the battle will be turned at the gate! New Jersey is a key place. This year New Jersey will begin to take an incredible turn. You will hear about it and you will see it.” On May 8 reports surfaced that six men had been arrested for their involvement in a plot to enter the New Jersey military base with rocket propelled grenades, intending to kill as many soldiers as possible. Since July 2006, after Pierce said New Jersey was at a crossroads, residents of the state reported having corporate prayer gatherings, along with “angelic” sightings and other signs and wonders.