Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Before you have opinions, know both sides.

I am open to people disagreeing with me. Honestly, I prefer it because it allows both me and my opponent to thoroughly evaluate why we believe whatever we believe. That said, this was emailed to me by my mother earlier today, and I thought it was a fresh perspective on the world today, according to Billy Graham. Go ahead and hate him if you want to, but at least do it knowing why...

[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!"

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!'

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