Hey all, I got this forwarded onto me in an email a couple of days ago. Thought some of you may find this interesting. About some pastor giving an opening session speech at some senate meeting. Read on, enjoy! : )
A Pastor With Guts
Minister Joe Wright
A Pastor With GUTS!
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 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.
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.
More and more I find videos, articles, or some other kind of indication online or in the media that there are indeed a few men and women in opportune places that have got the balls to stand up against some of the negativities we find discontent with in life. This kind of stuff makes me feel a little more hopeful and uplifted during some of the lows that I've encounterd/endured in life. I hope that this posting has done the same for some of you! : )
Live it and love it, always!