Today is Wednesday, October 29th, 2008; Karen's Korner #1433

I received this several days ago from Tim and Dawn Hamilton. I don't know if Billy Graham really wrote it or not, or if it was read on Paul Harvey's radio broadcast or not.There is a web site where people have been checking accuracy or credibility of pass-along emails. Several days ago, I learned that the site might not always be trusted. So read what was forwarded, whether you believe all of it, some of it, or none of it, most of us have to agree that America has wandered off God's best for us individually or collectively, at least to some degree:

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.'