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Letters to the Editor

May 1, 2010

Message from Paul Harvey

To the editor:

When Paul Harvey aired the following prayer on his radio program, he received a larger response than to any program he ever aired: “Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask 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 lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot the abortionist and called it justified. 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.”

We’ve “sown to the wind and we’re reaping a whirlwind.” Oh Thursday, May 6, our nation will be observing the National Day of Prayer with many across America praying for our nation. The local observance will be at the Gazebo in Fuqua Park.

The Freedom Bikers Church and the Chisholm Trail Cowboy Church will conduct the service. It will begin with religious and patriotic music at 11:15 a.m. until “Presentation of Colors” a few minutes past noon. This will be followed by prayer time until about 12:50 p.m.

For those who can stay there may hear more music in closing. If you are concerned about our nation, please come and join others in prayer.

There will be some chairs, but if convenient, please bring your lawn chair. This is sponsored by the Christian Business Men’s Committee of Duncan.

Jerry Whitten


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