Friday, May 22, 2009

A Courageous and Convicting Prayer...

Joe Wright opened a meeting at
KANSAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES with this prayer.
I thought it was rather interesting and convicting.
He was quite brave to say this in a HOR,
and a few people walked out during it.
But it spread a lot of conviction to other
Christians who heard it over the radio and such.
I thought I'd share it...

"Heavenly Father, we come before you today
to ask your forgiveness and seek your direction and guidance.
We know your Word says, 'Woe to those who call evil good',
but that's exactly what we've done.
We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and inverted our values.

We confess that we have ridiculed the absolute truth of your Word

and called it moral pluralism.
We have worshipped other gods and called it muilticultural.
We have endorsed perversion and called it an alternative lifestyle.
We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.
We have neglected the needy and called it self-preservation.
We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.
We have killed our unborn child and called it choice.
We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.
We have neglected to discipline our children
and called it builing esteem.
We have abused power and called it political savvy.
We have coveted our neighbor's possesions and called it ambition.
We have polluted the air with profanity
and called it freedom of expression.
We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers

and called it enlightenment.

Search us O God and know our hearts today;
try us and see if there be any wicked way in us;
cleanse us from every sin and set us free.
Guide us and bless these men and women
who have been sent here by the people of Kansas,
and who have been ordained by you, to govern this great state.
Grant them your wisdom to rule and may their
descisions direct us to the center of your will.
I ask it in the name of your son, the living savior,
Jesus Christ. Amen."


spoken by Joe Wright on January 23, 1996

6 comments:

A.N said...

that is awesome! Praise God for brave followers such as him!

Victoria Rebecca said...

What a wonderful prayer!! Thank the Lord for Christians who are not ashamed to pray with conviction. Thanks for posting this.
Blessings,
Victoria

Becca said...

Wow! That is a wonderful prayer! With more men and women who mean such prayers from their hearts, God can do might things!

Mrs. Bridget G. said...

That is such a truthful prayer!!! I loved it.

The Road in Patience said...

WOW, This is so great! Do you mind if I print this? It is just so inspiring. Thank you Thank you Thank you sooo much for this post!

May you have great blessings,

Oriana

Anonymous said...

We all should write to him and Thank him for his bravey.

g.Jeannie

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