As we remember both those who died on 9/11, in the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and in that field in Pennsylvania and those who have served our country and died in defense of Liberty, I would like to offer up this prayer by Bill Graham for our nation. My good friend Richard Hucklebridge sent me this timely prayer and I wanted to share it with my readers.
In a day when God is being voted down and booed at the Democratic National Convention I think it important to remember we are a God blessed Nation. Our existence is a miracle and our blessings a gift. Through out our history Divine Providence has guided our fortunes and sadly now many turn their back on God and deny his existence. In Psalms the Bible says "The fool has said in his heart, there is no GOD...."
Let us not forget from where our blessings flow as we lift up this 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 sin and Set us free. Amen!'