Tuesday, November 11, 2008

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!'

This prayer has been attributed to Joe Wright who is said to have prayed it before the Kansas State House in 1996m which he rewrote from a prayer written in 1995 by Bob Russel at the Kentucky Governor's Prayer Breakfast. Now it is being circulated as being from Billy Graham. It matters not who wrote if you choose to pray it - if you choose to refute it at least you know where to aim.

7 comments:

  1. Wonderful prayer, just wonderful.

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  2. this prayer holds so very true for us today...amen and amen!!!

    I also love your little Joan of Arc in the pictures below...

    Mimi

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  3. We used that prayer a few weeks ago in church.

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  4. Amen ...

    Now let us pray ...

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  5. Amen! I've been contributing to a really great organization that is headed up by Ron Paul to educate Americans on the Constitution and what direction we are headed in as a nation. Great place:

    www.campaignforliberty.com

    I consider our Constitution a religious document, given to us by God. Of course, true freedom and liberty have come by Jesus Christ.

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  6. "We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem." This is one of my major issues with society, as a teacher, and with children in school. It's frightening how undisciplined people are, but we don't want to embarrass them and hurt their self-esteem--oh brother.
    I love this!

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