A Pastor with GUTS!
Thought you might enjoy this interesting Prayer given in Kansas at
the opening session of their Senate. It seems Prayer still upsets some People.
When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the
Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities,
but this is what they heard:
Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask Your forgiveness and to seek
your direction and Guidance. We know Your Word says,'Woe to those Who call
evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done...
We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.
We have exploited the poor and called it -- The lottery.
We have rewarded laziness and called it -- Welfare.
We have killed our unborn and called it -- Choice.
We have shot abortionists and called it -- Justifiable.
We have neglected to discipline our children and called it -- building self esteem.
We have abused power and called it -- Politics.
We have coveted our neighbor's possessions; And called it -- ambition.
We have polluted the air with profanity and Pornography and called it --
Freedom of expression.
We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it --
Search us, Oh, God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin
and set us free -- Amen!
The response was immediate. A number of Legislators walked out during the
prayer in Protest. In 6 short weeks, Central Christian Church, where Rev. Wright
is pastor, logged more than 5,000 phone calls; with only 47 of those calls
The church is now receiving International requests for copies of this prayer from
India , Africa and Korea
Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on ( We miss him dearly) his radio
program, 'The Rest of the Story,' and received a larger response to this program
than any other he has ever aired.
With the Lord's help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and wholeheartedly
become our desire so that we again can be called 'one nation under God.'
If possible, please pass this prayer on to your friends.
Think about this: If you forward this Prayer to everyone on your E-mail list, in less
than 30 days it would be heard by the world. How many people in your address book
will not receive this prayer?
Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.