A Memorial Day Prayer
Under the pandemic, the death toll in our nation has reached 100,000, and is still climbing. The whole nation, like many other nations in the world, has been impaired by the whole crisis. Economy is ruined, many families broken, development halted, life shattered. It may be a time that the whole nation pauses and thinks about our relationship with our Creator. Ask Him for help to lead us through this difficult time.
As we celebrated Memorial Day tomorrow, we are reminded of those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom and our prosperity. This day also reminds me of this short but powerful prayer, written by the late Dr. Billy Graham, on the “National Day of Prayer” in 2001. Today, I hope you will join me in giving thanks for this great nation and praying for spiritual renewal while you are reading it.
Billy Graham’s famous Prayer for the Nation:
Our Father and Our God, we praise You for Your goodness to our nation, giving us blessings far beyond what we deserve. Yet we know all is not right with America. We deeply need a moral and spiritual renewal to help us meet the many problems we face. Convict us of sin. Help us to turn to You in repentance and faith. Set our feet on the path of Your righteousness and peace. We pray today for our nation’s leaders. Give them the wisdom to know what is right, and the courage to do it. You have said, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” May this be a new era for America, as we humble ourselves and acknowledge You alone as our Savior and Lord. This we pray in Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!”(Psalms 33:12, ESV)
“ if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”(2 Chronicles 7:14)
Ting Y Leung