The Quotable

May you have:
A world of wishes at your command.
God and his angels close to hand.
Friends and family their love impart,
and Irish blessings in your heart!

~~Irish Blessing~~

Sunday, January 25, 2009

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!'

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 under God.'

Think about this: If you forward this prayer to everyone on your e-mail list or place it on our blog, in less than 30 days it would be heard by the world.

Thanks be to God


  1. Hello - I know you have it already but I still added you to my Lovely award list :-) Thanks for being a great blog!

  2. It's a moving and thought-provoking prayer, Cathy.

  3. Cathy, leave it to our beloved Billy Graham to put so much poignancy to so many critical issues in today's society. When reading it in black and white, it makes it even more sad, but also instills an urgency for each of us to do more in our circle of family and friends to bring forth conversion in God's people. I love your blog and I love having your friendship. God bless you, Cathy.


  4. Cathy,thank you for publishing this prayer on your blog. It is wonderful to hear about a prayer like this being read on the radio and to hear about people in the secular media opening their eyes to the truth of what is going on in our culture.


  5. what a beautiful prayer...i will pass it on.

  6. Yes, it's a beautiful, honest prayer, and wonderful to hear the response from the listeners of the radio program where it was aired.

  7. It's a marvellous prayer indeed, Cathy.Thank you for sharing it with your friends who can share it with their friends...


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