So far the Washington Post (my homepage, daily read -er, skim- and local paper), the blogosphere and Facebook have ignored today as the National Day of Prayer. But I can’t.
This video is without a doubt one of the scariest things I have seen in a long time. But want to see something scarier? Go to the National Day of Prayer Task Force’s website. Click around a bit, if you can stomach it, and you will find this:
“Prayer = Love
Prayer works in the context of relationship. Once the relationship is established, you will find that prayer is its natural expression. It is simply speaking and listening to your Heavenly Father. God wants to answer our prayers. Answered prayer is how He manifests Himself in our life and makes this relationship personal “For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” Prayer is the intimacy that flows spontaneously from a loving relationship.”
Then it gets worse.
“Have you found that prayer does not work for you? Perhaps you need to start with the relationship.
Click here to learn how”
The link takes you to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website.
So let’s review:
- Our Government wants us to pray to avoid cataclysm (as suggested by that ridiculous video.)
- We should all to it today.
- Prayers aren’t working? Oh Noes! Your relationship is wrong!
- You have to be an Evangelical (Fundagelical) Christian first! Here, go let Billy Graham show you how to do it right!
I think I’m going to be sick.