A pastor with Guts

September,30 2008

 

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 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 . 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.’

If possible, please pass this prayer on to your friends. ‘If you don’t stand for something, you  will fall for everything.’

Godspeed

Webpastor B

www.jesuspodkast.org

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2 Responses to “A pastor with Guts”

  1. jameshknight Says:

    God help us to fully realize the truth in this precious man’s words.

  2. jameshknight Says:

    Can’t help it, had to come back and read it again. I printed it up and will distribute it at work and among my friends. God bless you brother and thank you for this wonderful post.


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