Sunday, April 12, 2009

A Prayer And A Family Photo

Billy Graham

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!"

Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on his radio program, 'The Rest of the Story,' and received a larger response to this program than any other he has ever aired. 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.'

Hubby told me that he knows now that it was watching one those old Billy Graham specials on TV that helped lead him to Christ. Mr. Graham has helped many people change their lives.

And a family photo:

Amberlee

This is a recent photo of our little niece, Amberlee. She is growing like a weed.

Happy Easter Y'all!

13 comments:

Mildred said...

I admire Billy Graham so very much. Your niece is beautiful - what a precious photo! Easter blessings to you Sparky!

Carey's Corner said...

Good thoughts for this Easter morning. It was my honor to work for Rev. Graham's Rapid Response Team in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina. It was my first chaplain assignment.

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

I admire Billy Graham too. He done many good works. I didn't know that he had a Rapid Response Team though! I'm glad to hear it. :o)
God bless y'all! Have a great day.

Marie Reed said...

Happy Easter Sparky!! I did accept the invitation:) Did my pirate power show up on your profile?

Lanny said...

Sparky, I hope that you and Steve have had a blessed start to your Easter week. Thank you for posting this prayer. It goes well with where my heart is this week, well where my heart often travels really. Bless you!

MuseSwings said...

Beautiful post! I hope you had a wonderful Easter. Your niece is sooooo pretty!

Linda said...

Happy Belated Easter to you and your hubby. Blessings

Jennifer said...

What a cute Easter picture. Hope your Easter was very happy!

Margo said...

I hope you are having a marvelous Easter week! I loved Paul Harvey and thank you for sharing this. BTW -I think it is a riot that Forbes Magazine is one of your favorite books... not really the fact that it is one of your favorite books - it's a perfectly fine choice, but that you wrote it there is priceless :)

nanatrish said...

My husband and I love the Billy Graham classic tv shows.What a mighty man of God. Also, your little niece is darling.

Marie Reed said...

Amen!

Janeen said...

Happy Belated Easter my friend! Billy Graham is just... well there are not enough words to express, we are blessed in our time to have lived with his teaching. AND Your niece is AD-OR-AB-LE!

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Thanks y'all for your kind words. I have to admit, Amberlee is the apple of my eye. I never cared for a child before like I do for her.
God bless! :o)