What do you think of Billy Graham's prayer for US?

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!'

THIS MAN SURE HAS A GOOD VIEW OF WHAT'S HAPPENING I N OUR WORLD!

If we humble ourselves before the LORD our God, and repent of every wicked way; He will heal our land.

Update:

I could add to the prayer:

Forgive us Lord:

That we have accused honest prayer of being political propaganda.

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  • gatita
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Credit for this prayer has been given erroneously to Rev. Billy Graham. When in actuality it was written by Rev. Joe Wright of Kansas. Not to be confused with Rev. Jeremiah Wright in Illinois, here is a true story about a Rev. Joe Wright in Kansas. This event actually happened in the Kansas House of Representatives in Topeka on January 23, 1996. At the time, Joe Wright was the pastor of Central Christian Church in Wichita and was House guest chaplain that day.

    When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new House session, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is what they heard:

    Heavenly Father,

    We come before You today to ask Your Forgiveness and seek Your direction and guidance.

    We know Your Word says, ''Woe to those who call evil good,'' but that's exactly what we have done.

    We have lost our Spiritual equilibrium and inverted our values.

    We confess that we have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your Word and called it pluralism;

    We have worshipped other gods and called it multiculturalism;

    We have endorsed perversion and called it an alternative lifestyle;

    We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery;

    We have neglected the needy and called it self preservation;

    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 political savvy;

    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, O God, and know our hearts today; try us and see if there be some wicked way in us; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Guide and bless these men and women who have been sent here by the people of this state and who have been ordained by You, to govern this great state of Kansas. Grant them your wisdom to rule and may their decisions direct us to the center of Your Will.

    I ask in in the name of your Son, The Living Savior, Jesus Christ.

    The response was immediate. A number of legislators walked out during the prayer in protest. In 6 short weeks, Central Christian Church, where Rev. Wright was pastor, logged more than 5,000 phone calls with only 47 of those calls responding negatively. The church has received international requests for copies of this prayer from India, Africa, and Korea.

    Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on "The Rest of the Story" on the radio 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. I believe this pray is vitally important today as never before in our history when our nation is experiencing a total spiritual meltdown.

    2 Chronicles 7:14, If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. Our nation and its people are in dire need of a spiritual cleansing and healing.

    Verification of this can be found at http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/outrage/wright.asp

    gatita_63109

    Apostolic, Believer, In, One, God, Jesus

    Source(s): http;//www.edactivist.com/html/rev__joe_wright.html http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/outrage/wright.asp
  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    I don't know why you are so down on Christianity. We have all had bad experiences with people who CLAIMED to be Christian and were trouble-makers. But I have to agree with you here. I think it's ugly the way many try to save people in order to make points for themselves. They don't realize that by pressuring people into it, they actually keep the person from experiencing the Holy Spirit. I got saved three times, and the last time I told myself I wouldn't keep letting everyone make a joke out of it. And I felt the Holy Spirit. Graham is a good man I'm sure. But he also pushed Moody's idea of being Born Again. And we get that shoved down our throats now. But being Born Again according to Jesus's words, is not the Born Again taught by the Church. Christ said, " When you are born of flesh, you are flesh. And when you are born of Spirit, you are spirit. Just like the wind, which you hear but can't see, and it goes wherever it wants to go!"

  • 1 decade ago

    2 Chronicles 7:14

    2 Tim 4:1-2

    2 Peter 3

    1 Tim 2:1-6

    1 Thes 5

  • Marie
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I love Billy Graham! He calls it like he sees it and we have a lot to repent for as a nation! Amen! I am in agreement with his prayer! May America see how she has grieved the Lord and repent for her sins. May she once again return to the foundation of decency that once made her a great nation and may the Lord heal her!

    Thank you for sharing this with us!

    May the Lord bless you!

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  • 1 decade ago

    2 Chronicles 7

    11 When Solomon had finished the temple of the LORD and the royal palace, and had succeeded in carrying out all he had in mind to do in the temple of the LORD and in his own palace, 12 the LORD appeared to him at night and said:

    "I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a temple for sacrifices.

    13 "When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, 14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

  • 1 decade ago

    I love it :-) I was given this prayer a little while ago...Satan is having a field day with the way this culture is going- very sad!

    Source(s): Christ follower :-)
  • 1 decade ago

    i like it it is true of what is happening in the world today

  • 1 decade ago

    Mr. Graham has it absolutely right without doubt!

  • Midge
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    why doesn't he just say the prayer Jesus told us to say.

    We have thought that we are smarter and more pious then you Lord and then called it originality

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Billy Graham's entire life is a lie.

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