July 4, 2012

Let Prayer Be Our Passion

Today I came across these words while praying "The Patriotic Rosary".  Though they were spoken 149 years ago, I believe they are very relevant to the times in which we find ourselves now, when our religious freedoms, the freedom of speech and many other freedoms are slowly being taken away from us.

"Soldiers!  Let us humble ourselves before the Lord, our God, asking through Christ, the forgiveness of our sins, beseeching the aid of the God of our forefathers in the defense of our homes and our liberties, thanking Him for His past blessings, and imploring their continuance upon our cause and our people.

Knowing that intercessory prayer is our mightiest weapon and the supreme call for all Christians today, I pleadingly urge our people everywhere to pray.  Believing that prayer is the greatest contribution that our people can make in this critical hour, I humbly urge that we take the time to pray - to really pray.

Let there be prayer at sunup, at noonday, at sundown, at midnight - all through the day.  Let us pray for our children, our youth, our aged, our pastors, our homes.  Let us pray for the churches.

Let us pray for ourselves, that we may not lose the word 'concern' our of our Christian vocabulary.  Let us pray for our nation.  Let us pry for those who have never known Jesus Christ and His redeeming love, for moral forces everywhere, for our national leaders.  

Let prayer be our passion.  Let prayer be our practice."

- General Robert E. Lee, 1863

1 comment:

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