“One Nation Under”

She was regarded as the last and best experiment of modern civilization. Born with a pledge to protect and defend the innocent and provide justice and opportunity for all; she grew to be a powerful and respected nation. She is by name, America. But in just a few hundred months she’s drifted back to the secular roots of those nations from which she fled. She has systematically replaced what her founding fathers believed to be the bed rock, the cornerstone upon which she was founded and proudly stamped on her coins of commerce… “In God We Trust”. Not yet stamped on her coins, but practiced none the less is an emerging motto... “In self we trust and tolerance of any desire”.
America’s envied freedom and liberty has gone far beyond what her founding fathers had envisioned. Ignoring the Devine Cornerstone; America the “The Shining Beacon on the Hill” is assuredly being reduced to a “flickering candle”. She has become vulnerable to the shifting winds of her greatest enemies…complacency and unbridled toleration of whatever makes her “feel satisfied”.  She has adopted a new god to govern her life, her purpose and it is vain pleasure with little regard or consequence.
There is hope. There remains a multitude of believers of the once honored purpose of the new nation. These honorable persons continue to pray to the God of their founding fathers. This is their collective prayer written and spoken by a person who has stood the test of life, fought the good fight and is nearing the end of his days on earth; the reverend Billy Graham:
“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 sin and set us free. Amen!”
Ken Marques, Manson


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