Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Profound...I just had to post this

When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the
Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities,
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 speech and 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.

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 .

Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on 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."


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Anita said...

I was so moved by this... and proud that it happened here in Kansas! I too, hope that it catches on like wildfire... :)