Prayer leaders lament US moral decline

UPDATED: Thursday May 1, 2014 5:46 PM

The daughter of evangelist Billy Graham has told hundreds of people at a National Day of Prayer observance that "God's patience is running out."

Anne Graham Lotz told the gathering in the U.S. Capitol complex that natural disasters and social and economic problems are warnings that God's "judgment is coming."

That message was echoed by other speakers who urged Americans to repent and pray for spiritual revival. Rabbi Jonathan Cahn warned that like ancient Israel, America was once blessed but had turned away from God. Hymns were sung and prayers were said for the president, members of Congress, judges and the military.

Organizers said Thursday's Capitol Hill observance was one of more than 40,000 National Day of Prayer events scheduled nationwide and worldwide.

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