OPENING PRAYER IN
KANSAS STATE SENATE, USA
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, 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 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
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 speech.
We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it
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
and to openly ask these things 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 Reverend Wright is pastor,
logged more than 5,000 phone calls with only 47 of those calls responding
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
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.....SO THAT WE MAY ALL EXISTS....JUST LIKE JAWAHARLAL NEHRU, FIRST
PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA SAID TO UNITED NATIONS ASSEMBLY:
...EITHER THE HUMANITY
NOT EXISTS AT ALL...