Thursday, December 11, 2008

The rest of the story

Isaiah 5:20 (New International Version)

Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter.

A prayer by Billy Graham’s aired by Paul Harvey:

‘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!’


Annette said...

AMEN & AMEN!!!!!!!
I love the picture of that adorable cutie....

Just Joni said...

stopping by to wish you joy on this beautiful December day!

love to you sweet friend ~

Nonnie said...

stopping by also, dear phyllis....sorry i've been so sporadic as of late....just busily scampering about getting things taken care of! :)....had a baby shower for jamie last wonderful to be able to do that....and now for the continued celebration of this glorious season...hoping you are yours are well and enjoying precious moments! how big your sweet grandbabies are getting!

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