Thought 33

  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

    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

    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.  


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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