Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Prayer Of Billy Graham

I recieved this in an email. I do not know for certain that it originated with Billy Graham, but it sure sounds like it might have.

Billy Graham's Prayer for Our Nation

This man sure has a good view of what's happening to our country!

'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 wholeheartely become our desire so that we again can be called 'One nation under God'.

May the Lord forgive me for the part I have played in this. When others in my presence are all agreeing about "Choice" etc. and I say nothing, I am condoning it.


Jeannie said...

A loud and hearty "AMEN" from this household! Our nation is surely in need of the Lord's help in so many ways.

I have found myself all too often saying things that I think I might regret, only to realize that I really only regret waiting so long to have said them. Choice is not the issue, selfishness is and I refuse to call it anything else to anyone else. My kids and I have had so many wonderful discussions lately about such things (as awful as they are) and can only ask that the Lord heal this sin sick and weary land!

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