Friday, February 22, 2008


I received this prayer in an email today and it really touched my heart. The words are so true! It was given by a minister in Kansas at the opening session of the Kansas senate. Instead of the general prayer they usually receive, Reverend Joe Wright delivered this awesome prayer. I hope that you receive the same blessing from it as I did!

'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 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. Amen!'

This pastor truly has courage to get up in front of the senate and pray these words! Lord, help us all to have the courage to stand up for what we know is right and for what You want us to do!

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