My Weight Loss Journey

Sunday, December 7, 2008

A Prayer for America

  • 2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV

    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.

I read one of my favorite blogs the other day and she had this prayer by Billy Graham posted. It was read by his daughter on the CBS Morning Show on Thanksgiving Day this year.

The Prayer:

“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 prayers gets to the heart of the lie our society has bought into. Satan has tried to numb us to God's Truth, he has twisted and spun things so far and so sneakily that we find ourselves wondering how it happened. Let's become prayer warriors and stand in the gap for this country and our society. I believe that God has not fallen off his thrown....He is STILL in control and HIS WILL will be done.

God's Blessing to you all......Rhonda


runstrong said...

Mother!! You're blog looks GREAT! You are catching on so quick! I'm proud.
Good blog post! God is in control..just keep faith. :))

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Wow ~ this is one powerful post. We're standing here in the gap with you at Scotts Hill, TN!