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Posted: 8/8/2005 5:16:20 AM EDT
This was posted over at hs2000talk.com and i thought some here would appreciate it.

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Prayer given in Kansas at the opening session of their Senate.

"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 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!'

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 his radio program, "The Rest of the Story," and received a larger response to this program than any other he has ever aired."
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 5:23:13 AM EDT
A good prayer & all too true
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 5:32:38 AM EDT
True per Snopes., happened in Jan 1996.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 5:39:06 AM EDT
I like this on one Thanksgiving:

Good food,
Good meat,
Good God,
Lets eat!
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 5:52:18 AM EDT
That 9 year old prayer is as relevant today as it was when made.


Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
I like this on one Thanksgiving:

Good food,
Good meat,
Good God,
Lets eat!



Meat, ewwww! By eating animals, I indirectly practice being a vegetarian.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 6:06:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By WooDy_the_infidel:
This was posted over at hs2000talk.com and i thought some here would appreciate it.

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Prayer given in Kansas at the opening session of their Senate.

"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 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!'



AMEN!
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 2:44:15 PM EDT
Here is more on that prayer. Some was left out.
It includes "We have prevented our citizens from defending themselves and called it gun control." and "We have allowed violent criminals to be released to prey on society and called it compassion or rehabilitation."

thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?r104:H31JY6-739:

Link Posted: 8/8/2005 2:45:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By zeekh:
A good prayer & all too true



Yes it is.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 4:07:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2005 1:58:42 AM EDT by WooDy_the_infidel]
I didn't know this was such old news.

www.snopes.com/inboxer/outrage/wright.htm
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