this pastor has guts

August 30, 2008 at 5:02 pm (Uncategorized)


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 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 neighbour’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-honoured 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 5000 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, “This 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 whole heartedly become our desire so that we again can be called “one
nation Under God.”



  1. Olusanya Oluwaseyi Odunayo said,

    The pastors prayers aptly sums up the crazy world we presently live in. Man has indeed lived life with great impunity without even considering the fact that it tramples upon many rights belonging to his fellow man.

    This scenerio has a universal theme; as it is customary before the begining of any legislative year, prayers are offered but how many of this legislators abide by the principle of natural justice. They pray to god for a better legislative year and end up not legislating on things that will impact positively on the lives of people they represent.

    In short, people do not trust people in power, and no wonder someone said, politics is to important to be left in the hands of the politicians alone. In Nigeria, one can draw a lot of parallels from the pastors prayer. All the tiers of Government have been highly irresponsible and after over 47 years of Independence nothing has been done to assuage the yearnings and aspirations of its citizenry.

    Governce through out the world should heed to the tide of change sweeping throuhout the world. Leadership must be seen to be responsible and urgently address the need of its people.

    It will take an herculean task to correct the impressions people have about Governace and the pastor has directed its prayers to the apprpriate quarters “GOD”


    Based on this article, it shows that those people in power doesn’t put the problem of the masses into their minds. To buttress the point, A book was written tittled, “They said i abuse the government”.
    The author of above text was trying to correct what government did for the masses particularly the workers.
    Now, the pastor is trying to use his prayer to correct what the legislative have done to the society because since independent, there is no any achievement in politics. People just go there to embezzle our money.
    Yet we are the people who put this legislative there to go and represent us.


    He’s really got GOd’s kind of GUT. This our society need this.

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