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Opening Prayer in Senate Meeting, Kansas.

 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 called it Pluralism; We have worshipped
other gods and called it multiculturalism;

 We have endorsed perversion and called it
alternative lifestyle; 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. Guide
and bless these men and women who have been sent
to direct us to the center of Your Will, to openly
ask it in the name of Your Son, the living Saviour,
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 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
 "The Rest of the Story" on the radio 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 God's Word, you'll
fall for everything."    God Bless You!

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