Prayer - Minister Joe Wright

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Ace, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Ace

    Ace New Member

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    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 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 self-esteem.
    We have abused power . . . and called it politics.
    We have coveted our neighbor's possession . . . 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 and to openly ask these things in the name of Your Son, the living Savior, Jesus Christ.
    Amen!"
    The response was immediate. A number of legislators walked out during the prayer in protest. In six 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 quests 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 you don't stand for something, you'll fall for everything."
    One could also add to this: In a society where anything goes, eventually everything will.
    Peace be with you.


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  2. LarryW

    LarryW New Member

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    Thank you again ACE
     

  3. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Another great one Ace, thanks for sharing.
     
  4. kbgrillin

    kbgrillin New Member

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    How do you do it, Ace? Another great post. Thanks for sharing.
     
  5. cschottfish

    cschottfish New Member

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    nice post thanks. c schott
     
  6. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Man Ace you have got to be one of the best. Don't know how you do it but sure do love it.Keepem cominin .God Bless.
     
  7. Jammer

    Jammer New Member

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    Thanks Ace! And, Way to go Pastor Wright.
     
  8. shania

    shania New Member

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    "Great Words Mr. Wright - Great Post Ace"!
    (How True, How Ture :roll_eyes: )

    Take Care'
    Bert:cool2: & Shaina:0010: