A Billy Graham Prayer

From Sunday’s message:

In a prayer published in July by Billy Graham at age 93 he prays…

‘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 sin and set us free. Amen!’

That is a powerful prayer from a godly man about the current State of our Union.

A very popular quote, one that’s been around for a long time, says, “The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing.”  And while the original source of this quote is oftentimes debated, its statement is true.  We who are striving to be good people according to God’s Word, we need to do something.  I want to encourage you to get involved by praying for our nation and by engaging in the political process.  Your vote does matter- it matters to God!

In His Service- Pastor Jim