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'Hear Us, Forgive Us, Heal Us!' Anne Graham Lotz' Plea for National Day of Prayer

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Washington – The White House is joining with Christians across America to celebrate the National Day of Prayer on Thursday.

And National Prayer Day Chairman Anne Graham Lotz shared with CBN News about her prayer for the president, and about this year's theme: "For Your Great Name's Sake! Hear us, Forgive us, Heal us!"

"So I just took Daniel chapter 9 verse 19, and the theme is for the glory of His great name that He would hear our prayer, that He would forgive our sin, that He would heal our land," she said.

Anne Graham Lotz is a leading American Christian evangelist and the daughter of evangelist Billy Graham. She sat down with CBN to talk about the biggest issues facing our nation that we need to focus prayers on.

"I think the greatest issue is the moral and spiritual bankruptcy in our nation. The abandonment of godly principles, the abandonment of God's word that's the most distressing," said Graham Lotz.

She even had a message for America's Commander in Chief.

"I pray that President Trump would turn to God, that in his heart he would look to God in prayer," said Graham Lotz.

Conservative leaders have been invited to the White House Thursday, where reports indicate President Trump will sign a religious freedom executive order.

"For people who have troubled hearts there is hope for the future and it's found in Jesus Christ," said Graham Lotz.

National Day of Prayer events are happening across the country Thursday. You can find an event in your area by clicking here.

The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution by Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. The mission of the National Day of Prayer Task Force is to "mobilize prayer in America and to encourage personal repentance and righteousness in the culture."

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Ben Kennedy is an Emmy Award-winning White House correspondent for CBN News in Washington, D.C. He has more than a decade of reporting experience covering breaking news nationwide. He's traveled cross country covering the President and scored exclusive interviews with lawmakers and White House officials. Kennedy spent seven years reporting for WPLG, the ABC affiliate in Miami, Florida. While there he reported live from Kingston, Jamaica, as Hurricane Matthew hit the island. He was the first journalist to interview Diana Nyad moments after her historic swim from Cuba to Key West. He reported