Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Prayer by the Reverend Joe Wright of Kansas

An angel doing God's work...On January 23rd, 1996, the Reverend Joe Wright was invited to offer the opening prayer at a session of the Kansas House of Representatives...This is what they heard:

“Heavenly Father, we come before You to ask Your forgiveness...We seek Your direction and guidance…We know Your Word says, ‘Woe to those who call evil good."...But that's what we've done.… We've lost our spiritual equilibrium...We have inverted our values…We have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your Word in the name of moral pluralism...We have worshipped other gods and called it multiculturalism...We have endorsed perversion and called it an alternative lifestyle...We have exploited the poor and called it a lottery…We have neglected the needy and called it self-preservation...We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare…In the name of choice, we have killed our unborn…In the name of right to life, we have killed abortionists…We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem…We have abused power and called it political savvy…We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it taxes…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...Try us...Show us any wickedness within us...Cleanse us from every sin and set us free…Guide and bless these men and women who have been sent here by the people of the State of Kansas, and that they have been ordained by You to govern this great state...Grant them Your wisdom to rule...May their decisions direct us to the center of Your will...And, as we continue our prayer and as we come in out of the fog, give us clear minds to accomplish our goals as we begin this Legislature...For we pray in Jesus' name, Amen!”

The response was immediate…A number of legislators walked out during the prayer in protest…In 6 short weeks, the Central Christian Church, where Reverend Wright was pastor (now retired), logged more than 6,500 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.

With the Lord's help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and wholeheartedly become our desire so that we can once again be called 'One nation Under God.'

No, this is not a false situation...Check out the link below.