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Franklin Graham Prays Incorrectly

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NewsMax reported that Franklin Graham, son of Billy, was scheduled to give the invocation at the first inauguration of George W. Bush. A Methodist pastor, the Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell, took Graham aside and asked privately if he was going to pray in the name of Jesus. “Yes,” he assured him, “I always do.”

He prayed, “Now, O Lord, we dedicate this presidential inaugural ceremony to you. May this be the beginning of a new dawn for America as we humble ourselves before you and acknowledge you alone as our Lord, our Savior, and our Redeemer. We pray this in the name of the Father, and of the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.”

What followed, according to NewsMax, was “a storm of controversy. The invocation drew protests from some quarters, with one atheist filing a lawsuit against President Bush alleging he had turned the inaugeration into a quasi-religious event.”

I don’t know that Graham was invited to pray at the second inaugural of President Bush.

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  1. Franklin Graham should takes some pointers from his father: This is who did the second inaugeration Prayer; Here is his exact words…

    REV. BILLY GRAHAM: Our Father, you have granted a second term of office to our president, George W. Bush, and our vice president, Richard Cheney. Their next four years are hidden from us, but they are not hidden from you.

    You know the challenges and opportunities they will face. Give them a clear mind, a warm heart, calmness in the midst of turmoil, reassurance in times of discouragement and your presence always.

  2. I told you he prayed incorrectly ;>)

  3. If people can get on TV and radio and cuss and talk of peverse things and degrade people and races; if rappers can talk about raping girls and shooting people and all sorts trash, then surely we as Christians CAN and WILL pray in Jesus’ name.

    ….For there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby ye must saved. Acts 4:12 1611 KJV

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