Fwd: Fw: Tenn. Division Echo: Wow! What A Prayer!
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>> << A Lil Prayer from Kansas
>> 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
>> called it Pluralism;
>> We have worshipped other gods and called it multiculturalism;
>> We have endorsed perversion and called it alternative lifestyle;
>> We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery;
>> We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building
>> 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.
>> Guide and bless these men and women who have been sent to
>> direct us to the center of Your will.
>> We ask this in the name of Your Son, the living Savior, Jesus Christ.
>> 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 "The Rest of the Story" on
>> the radio 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.