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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Pastor With GUTS!

H/T to 'my favorite uncle' in Kentucky. Received in email this morning.

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

We have killed our unborn and called  it


We have shot abortionists and called  it

We have neglected to discipline our

children and called it building self esteem..

We have abused power and called it  

We have coveted our neighbor's possessions
and called it ambition.

We have polluted the air with profanity and
nography 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.  

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.'