At Missouri Budget Prayer Rally, Anne Graham Lotz Declares 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina “Wake-up Alarms from God”

Last week we noted that Missouri legislators had asked Christian leaders to host a prayer rally to ask God to help them find a way to balance the state’s budget.

The rally was held yesterday and featured Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of Billy Graham, who praised state lawmakers for turning to God for help on this issue, because 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and the economic crisis are all signs that God is judging this nation:

The keynote speaker was Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of evangelist Billy Graham, and a prominent minister in her own right.

“We have problems in this country and we have problems in this state,” Lotz said. “But I believe you and I hold the answer.”

Lotz told the audience that events like 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, recent earthquakes, even the meltdown in the economy, are all wake-up alarms from God.

“I am so honored and humbled and thrilled to come to Jefferson City in Missouri because I believe you may be the first ones to start waking up,” Lotz said.

The prayer efforts are scheduled to continue for 40 days, ending on May 7, which is the deadline for lawmakers to craft the budget.