Inauguration Prayer: for the Nation – Billy Graham, 1969 (re-blog)

Peanut Gallery: The Inauguration of Donald J Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America is only 5 days away. Please pray for our Nation.

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has provided five excerpts from the Inaugural Prayers of Billy Graham and Franklin Graham. The first of these five excerpts is provided here as an example of how you can pray – today – for our Nation.

PRAYER FOR THE NATION: Billy Graham, Inaugural Prayer, 1969.

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Our Father and our God, Thou hast said, “Blessed is that nation whose God is the Lord.” We recognize on this historic occasion that we are “a nation under God.” We thank Thee for this torch of faith handed to us by our forefathers. May we never let it be extinguished. Thou alone hast given us our prosperity, our freedom and our power. This faith in God is our heritage and our foundation!

Thou hast warned us in the Scriptures, “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” As George Washington reminded us in his farewell address, morality and faith are the pillars of our society. We confess these pillars are being eroded in an increasingly materialistic and permissive society. The whole world is watching to see if the faith of our fathers will stand the trials and tests of the hour. Too long we have neglected Thy word and ignored Thy laws. Too long we have tried to solve our problems without reference to Thee. Too long we have tried to live by bread alone. We have sown to the wind and are now reaping a whirlwind of crime, division, and rebellion.

And now with the wages of our sins staring us in the face, we remember Thy words, “If my people who are called by my Name shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” —Billy Graham, 1969 inaugural prayer

 January 20, 1969: The First Inauguration of Richard Nixon as the 37th President of the United States.

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