Saturday, June 28, 2014

A Pastor with Guts

From: "Galassi, Sandra" <>
Sent: Saturday, June 28, 2014 6:31:30 AM
Subject: A Pastor with Guts
 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
 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 
 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. 

 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 something,
 you  will fall for everything.'
 Think about this: If you forward this
 prayer to everyone on your
 e-mail list, in less than 30 days it would be
 heard by the world.
 How many people in your address book will  
 not receive this you have the guts to pass it on?
Sybil Roodenburg
 Haliburton Highlands Toastmasters Club 1456253


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