Saturday, November 15, 2008

A noteworthy prayer

A good friend forwarded the following to me via Email: 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


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


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.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Standing Strong

This subject is something that has been bothering me for awhile now. And I truly hope I don't offend anyone with my words, that is absolutely not my intention.

I am hearing this phrase "God is in control" more and more from Christians as election day nears. And I have to say that I think with many (not all) it is a coping mechanism to deal with the fact that Obama will most likely win the election.

We all know God is in control. He has been so since Creation, and even before that time.

He was in control during Hitler's time. True, we won the war, and thus were not ruled by that crazy maniac. But horrible, unspeakable crimes were committed against an unbelievable amount of people. ALL while God was in control...

He was also in control while Christians were hiding in the catacombs and being fed to lions, or burned at the stake.

My point is this: If you're a Christian, you already know this statement to be true. If it makes you feel better to voice it, fine. If it drives you to your knees in prayer for our Country, even better.

But don't give up the fight. And that is most definitely what we are in for if Obama gets into office. Even more so if there is a Democrat majority in the House and Senate (very possible).

No, I don't think we'll become like Germany mindlessly following a crazy dictator. But I do think that many of our freedoms will be threatened. And I plan to be ready for that fight.

As Dr.Laura says (and I paraphrase here): Some of the best, kindest people in the world stand by and let evil happen. They are so concerned that they will offend. So afraid that in doing the right thing, they will appear badly to others. (Believe me, she says it much, much more eloquently).

Don't misunderstand me here. I am glad God is in control. And I believe it. But that doesn't mean I'm going to ignore the danger I see coming. Or pretend it isn't there.

Or we as Christians may soon find that we need somewhere to hide.

I leave you with a well-known fight phrase: "If God be for us, who can be against us?"

I agree; He's the first one I'd pick to be on my team.