| Billy Graham's Prayer For America
'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
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