Tuesday, November 21, 2006

If you're afraid that speaking up for life will be rejected, think again

This is a 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
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 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 whole heartedly 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."

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