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A prayer of repentance for our nation

When I received this prayer by email recently, it was attributed to Billy Graham. A Snopes.com search showed that to be false. It actually was first prayed by Bob Russell and then modified and prayed by Pastor Joe Wright in 1996 before the Kansas House of Representatives. It sparked a firestorm o…
By Seth Barnes
By Seth Barnes
When I received this prayer by email recently, it was attributed to Billy Graham. A Snopes.com search showed that to be false. It actually was first prayed by Bob Russell and then modified and prayed by Pastor Joe Wright in 1996 before the Kansas House of Representatives. It sparked a firestorm of criticism and thousands of emails from around the world. It continues to be circulated to this day,
 
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!

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