A pastor with guts!

Thought you might want to read
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 Creator,
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
enlightenment.
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 responding negatively. The church
is now receiving international requests for
copies of this prayer from India, Africa and Korea.
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.
“If you don’t stand for something,
you will fall  for  anything.”

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 entire world.

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