Letter: Remembering Paul Harvey through prayerThe following is a tribute to Paul Harvey, who died recently. He once recited the following prayer on his radio program:
By: Karen Doeden, Worthington, Worthington Daily Globe
The following is a tribute to Paul Harvey, who died recently. He once recited the following prayer on his radio program:
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 call it freedom of expression.
We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.
Search us, Oh God, and know in our hearts today; cleanse us from us every sin and set us free. Amen.
Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer aired this prayer on his radio program, “The Rest of the Story,” and received a larger response to this program than any other he 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.”