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  1. #1
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    Nov 2003
    Tabbyville, PA

    A Prayer in Kansas

    I got this e-mail this morning, and thought you might walk away with something to think about:
    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 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 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 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."

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Kansas, USA
    Way to go Kansas!!!! My state, by the way!!!

    By the way, what would you expect when you ask a MINISTER to open congress? When you ask for a prayer, don't be upset when you get one. GEE Whiz!
    No matter what anyone does, someone some where will be offended some how!!!!
    Grandma (RB), Chester, Angel, Chip

    Leonardo (RB), Luke (RB), Winnie, Chuck,



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Land of the Ducks...quack!
    Originally posted by momoffuzzyfaces
    Way to go Kansas!!!! My state, by the way!!!

    By the way, what would you expect when you ask a MINISTER to open congress? When you ask for a prayer, don't be upset when you get one. GEE Whiz!
    DUH! Good job! I'm glad someone is standing up for the good in the world!

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