A prayer for the world

This interesting prayer was given in Kansas,
USA, 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 have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your
Word and called it Pluralism.
* We have worshipped other gods and called it
* We have endorsed perversion and called it
alternative lifestyle.
* We have exploited the poor and called it the
* We have rewarded laziness and called it
* We have killed our unborn and called it
* We have shot abortionists and called it
* We have neglected to discipline our children
and called it building self-esteem.
* We have abused power and called it politics.
* We have embezzled public funds and called it
essential expenses.
* We have insitutionalised bribery and called it
sweets of office.
* 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
* 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
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.
With the LORD’S help, may this prayer sweep
over our nation and WHOLEHEARTEDLY
become our desire so that we again can be
Think about this: If you forward this prayer to
everyone on your list, in less than 30 days it
would be heard by the world. How many people
on your list will not receive this prayer…..do
you have the boldness to pass it on?