Sunday, August 23, 2009

Prayer for a Nation


I've always respected Billy Graham and felt it was
fitting this Sabbath to leave you a prayer from him.
Never in my life have I ever had someone speak
into my life through his words like Mr. Graham
has... no, he doesn't know me but I sure know him!

Billy Graham's Prayer For Our Nation

'Heavenly Father, we come before you today
to ask your forgiveness and to seek your
direction and guidance. We know Your Word
says, 'Woe to those who call evil good, 'but
that is exactly what we have done. We have lost
our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.
We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.
We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.
We have killed our unborn and called it choice.
We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.
We have neglected to discipline our children and
called it building self esteem. We have abused
power and called it politics. We have coveted our
neighbor's possessions and called it ambition.
We have polluted the air with profanity and
pornography and called it freedom of expression.
We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our
forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us,
Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us
from every sin and set us free. Amen!'

Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on
his radio program, 'The Rest of the Story,' and
received a larger response to this program than
any other he has ever aired. With the Lord's help,
may this prayer sweep over our nation and
wholeheartedly become our desire so that we again
can be called 'One nation under God.'

Hope your weekend was awesome!
Java Girl

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