Letters to the Editor

Letter | Robert E. Lee’s call to prayer as important today as in 1864

Robert E. Lee delivered this eloquent and profound statement; it is as true and vital today as it was in 1864: “ Knowing that intercessory prayer is our mightiest weapon and the uppermost 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 time to pray …to really pray. Let us pray for our nation. Let us pray for those who have never known Jesus Christ and redeeming love, for moral forces everywhere and for our national leaders. Let prayer be our passion. Let prayer be our practice.”

God, our Father, even more eloquently proclaims: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” ( 2 Chronicles 7:14 )

The above message was exerted from “A Musical Service Calling America Back to God” by Camp Kirkland with narrations by Derric Johnson, copyright 1996 by Pilot Point Music, and printed by Allegis Publications.

It is even more true, vital and critical in 2014 as it was in 1864, 150 years ago.

The writer lives in Pawleys Island.