Note that even though this is a prayer, it's the Tralfamadorians that grant Billy this new serenity and courage, not God. In this novel, God is strongly associated with the pain of death.
Billy's mother's crucifix focuses on the agony of the crucifixion, and Kilgore Trout's two novels about Christ both emphasize his death and its purpose. Billy has seen enough pain and suffering among the innocent in his own life; he doesn't need Christianity to give him new examples.
Instead of turning to the suffering Christ, Billy looks to space aliens for relief from his misery. All rights reserved.
- A War in Dixie: Alabama Vs. Auburn;
- Depression 101.
- Billy's Battle: Prayers.
- El devenir del sindicalismo (Spanish Edition).
- A Yard For Brooke.
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Logging out…. Logging out We pray that this great nation will be restored by Your forgiveness.
From bondage, You grant freedom. Through Your own sacrifice, You offer salvation.
Find Peace With God
From the state of despair, You offer peace. From the bounties of heaven, You have blessed—not because of our goodness—but by Your grace.
You have given us freedom to worship You in spirit and in truth as Your holy Word instructs. May our lives honor You in word and deed. May our nation acknowledge that all good things come from the Father above. It behooves us then … to confess our national sins and to pray for clemency and forgiveness. Help us to pray earnestly for our president and leaders who govern—that they will humble themselves and seek Your guidance so that everything we do will shine the light of Your glory in a darkened world. May our prayers as a people and a nation be heard and blessed for such a time as this.
We make this plea in faith, believing in the mighty name of Jesus our Lord.
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