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The Prayer of Arthur Burns

Arthur E Burns was an American economist whose career was spent across academia and government. For most of the 1970s he was the chairman of the United States Federal Reserve. During this time he participated in a prayer group that gathered regularly in the White House. It included politicians and senior officials from across the political spectrum. Burns was one of the groups Jewish members. One week he was invited to close the meeting in prayer. This is what he prayed: “Lord, I pray that you would bring Jews to know Jesus Christ. I pray that you would bring Muslims to know Jesus Christ. Finally, Lord, I pray that you would bring Christians to know Jesus Christ. Amen.”

Source: story details from Os Guinness. The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life (Kindle Locations 1183-1191).