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 



"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 confess that.  We have 
ridiculed the absolute truth of Your Word .  .  .  and called it Pluralism.   
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 possession .  .  .  and called it 
ambition.  We have polluted the air with profanity and porno-graphy .  .  .   
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.  Guide and bless these men and women who have been sent: 
to direct us to the center of Your will and to openly ask these things in the 
name of Your Son, the living Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen!" 

The response was immediate.
  A number of legislators walked out during the prayer in protest.   
In six 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. 

If possible,
 please pass this prayer on to your friends. 

"If you don't stand 
for something, you'll fall for everything."