A prayer by Central Christian Church pastor given in Kansas at the opening session of the Senate last April caused a firestorm. It seems devotional prayer still upsets some people.
When Central Christian Church pastor, 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 the pastor say:
"Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance.
We know Your Word '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 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. Amen!"
The response was immediate. A number of legislators walked out during the prayer in protest.
In six short weeks, Central Christian Church, where Rev. Wright is pastor, logged more than 5,000 phone calls. However, only 47 of those calls responding negatively.
The church is now receiving international requests for copies of Rev. Wrightâ€™s prayer from India, Africa and Korea.
Commentator Paul Harvey aired the prayer on his radio show, "The Rest of the Story," and received a larger response to this program than any other program 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 you don't stand for something, you will fall for everything."
Think about this: If you forward this prayer to everyone on your e-mail list, in less than 30 days it would be heard around World.
Please pass this prayer on to your friends.
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