Thought this interesting!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Silver72, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. Silver72

    Silver72 Member

    Nov 5, 2005
    Central Texas
    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 confess that we have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your Word
    and call it Pluralism.

    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.


    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

    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."
  2. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

  3. inplanotx

    inplanotx Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    Marlin, I edited your URL to correct it. Hope you don't mind.

  4. SouthernMoss

    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

    Jan 1, 2003
    SW MS
    Now that's telling it like it is!
  5. Deputy Dawg

    Deputy Dawg Active Member

    I wish I could have been there.HE told it like it is.
  6. gunfreakboy

    gunfreakboy Member

    Sep 20, 2005
    Buffalo, N.Y.
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