Paula White prays at Republican Convention

Paula White led the closing prayer Monday night at the closing national prayer. Like Duck Dynasty’s CEO, (who led the opening prayer) she invoked the name of Jesus. A priest who also prayed, closed his prayer in God’s “Holy name” but avoided the actual mention of “Jesus” when he prayed.

Paula White’s prayer

“Dear God,
We need you.
We stand tonight in challenging times.

I’m reminded of your words in Isaiah 59:14:
“Our courts oppose the righteous, and justice is nowhere to be found.”
“Truth stumbles in the streets and honesty has been outlawed.”
“Yes, truth is gone, and anyone who renounces evil is attacked.”

We too, have often turned our back on truth!
At the beginning of this convention
At this critical moment in America’s history
We choose a different path.

We pray that you would forgive us for our unrighteousness,
That you would inspire us to do what’s right
That you would empower us to be brave.
That you would give us faith to believe that things can and will change.
Help us to fight with all our might for the future of our country,
For the freedom of our children and grandchildren.
For the peace brought by our rule of law.
For your definition of justice.

Help us to pray not only in these symbolic moments, but in every moment.
Help us to pray like we mean it and to pray like it matters.
Protect from all of those who aim to destroy us.
Give us eyes to see a brighter future for America.

We believe in faith that
It’s time for darkness to be dispelled.
It’s time for this nation to live out its holy calling in the earth.
It is time for us to bridge the divide and become one.

We believe in faith that
It’s time for us to become the light that this world desperately needs.
It is time for this nation to uphold truth, proudly and boldly.

We choose by faith
To walk in love
To stand for the way of our God.
To seek peace for the generations to come.

We choose by faith
To raise up a standard against the forces of evil.
To have a heart for your presence
To have a thirst for your righteousness.

Dear God
We confess that we need you as never before.
We need your guidance. We need your blessing. We need your help.
We remember the many troubled waters that you have brought us through by Your grace and mercy
We remember Red Seas that have been parted, and the mouths of lions that have been pacified.
We remember the miracles of those times… and in our time
We remember the miracle of America.

In it all we find our hope that we can be great and we can be good as we stand in Your righteousness

Lord – as we leave – lead us
so that future generations in this land may know of your goodness.

May you bless us, and keep us.
Make your face shine upon us, and be gracious to us.
May you show us your favor and give us your peace.

In the name of Jesus who gives us hope through his empty tomb,
and whose life has brought us new life and all the hope in the world.
Amen and Amen and Amen and Amen”.

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