Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Prayer for Our Nation

We are very proud of our grandson, Mason. He has placed his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and he gave his life to him this Easter Sunday, as did his dad many years ago, and his brother did last year.   He was obedient to the scriptures on baptism, one of which is Acts 22:16: "And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name."

Mason has a sweet heart and his desire is to one day own a restaurant and to help the poor.

We are thankful for the triplet's parents, their church  and their home school organization. Without such good backing, children don't have much chance since the public schools are generally a breeding ground for sinful lives, apart from God. Then they go home to TV, which often is even worse.

Following is a prayer that has recently been attributed to Billy Graham, but actually goes back to 1996 to the Reverend Joe Wright of the Central Christian Church in Wichita, when he delivered the opening prayer at a session of the Kansas House of Representatives. In my opinion, it grows more descriptive of our  world each day. Read it and see what I mean.

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 sin  
and set us free. Amen!'
I pray the Lord hears our plea and blesses us once again with 'One nation under God!'

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