When minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the
Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual politically correct generalities, but what
they heard instead was a stirring prayer, passionately calling our country to repentance
The response was immediate. A number of legislators walked out during the prayer in
protest. In six short weeks, the Centra Christian Church had 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 the prayer from India, Africa and Korea.
Commentator PAUL HARVEY aired the prayer on The Rest of the Story on the radio and
received a larger response to this program than any other he has ever aired !!
Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask Your forgiveness and to seek Your
direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, "Woe on those who call evil
good," but that's 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 worshiped other gods and called it multi-culturalism.
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 children and called it a 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 political savvy.
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
We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.
Search us, O 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
I ask it in the name of Your Son, the living Savior, Jesus Christ.
What awesome insight !!! With the Lord's help, may this prayer sweep our nation and
wholeheartedly become our desire so that we again can be called a Christian nation that
fears the Lord!