Unlike the official ceremonies, prayers were not banned at the AFDI/SIOA 9/11 Freedom rally. Prayers were offered by William J. Murray, who is the chairman of the Religious Freedom Coalition, an organization dedicated to aiding Christians in Islamic and Communist nations. He is the author of several books, including Let Us Pray and The Church Is Not For Perfect People; his most recent book is The Pledge: One Nation Under God.
Bhupinder Singh Bhurji is Chairman and CEO of Namdhari Sikh Foundation and a Sikh Priest.
Dr. M. G. Prasad teaches recitation of Sanskrit prayers, Vedic chanting, Hindu scriptures and worship practices for children, youth and adults. He has written four books on Hinduism. He is member of the board of directors of Hindu University of America in Orlando, Florida. He was joined in the prayer by his associates, Nanda Gorur and Vivek Vasanth.