DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Our pastor is always praying for our nation and our leaders and things like that, but does it honestly do any good? I cant see that were any better off today than we were 50 or 100 years ago, and in some ways were probably worse. Mrs. S.F.
By BILLY GRAHAM
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DEAR S.F.: Youre probably right; in some ways our society and our world are worse off than they were 50 or 100 years ago.
Not that those days were perfect, for they definitely werent. A hundred years ago, for instance, the world was on the brink of a horrific war that would kill or maim millions. But I cant help but wonder if were now living in the days of which the Bible speaks: People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God (2 Timothy 3:2-4).
But that means we need to pray more, not less! I have no doubt our world would be an even worse place if Gods people didnt pray.
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