Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A Prayer for Our Nation

Are you concerned for our country? I am. It seems things go from bad to worse. Not just the economy but people seem to not care about others. Children are not being taught respect and kindness. I found this prayer by Billy Graham. It speaks volumes.

A Prayer For Our Nation

Most Merciful Father, we come before you today to ask for your forgiveness and to seek your directions 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 '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 neighbors 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 'enlightment'.

Search us Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. 'Amen!'

1 comment:

Josh said...

Hi Karen. Thanks for your kind comment on the Problogger post. You're probably a lot smarter than I am. You'll know when it's time to ask for interviews. Don't force a thing and enjoy the process.

I like what you have going on here.

Take care friend,
Josh Hanagarne