This was given to my friend Dave Fjeld by a reader of the Windom Citizen. Dave was kind enough to let me post it here at FGGAM. Paul Harvery Bio
The prayer appeared in a newspaper as a tribute to Paul Harvey, who died at age 90, in 2009. This article ran shortly after his death.
According to the article, he once recited the following prayer on his radio program – and he had a good one.
Here it is:
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 every sin and set us free. Amen.
The article went on to say that Harvey aired this prayer on his popular radio program, “The Rest of the Story,” and it received a larger response than any other he ever aired.