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From: davies <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Jack Hooker <email@example.com>; Brennon Davies
<firstname.lastname@example.org>; Annette Olsen <email@example.com>; Kyle Hein
<firstname.lastname@example.org>; Ric Tolboe <email@example.com>; Becki Young
Date: Tuesday, May 04, 1999 7:16 PM
>PRAYER FROM THE KANSAS SENATE LEGISLATURE
> November 30, 1998
> This prayer was actually spoken before the Kansas State Legislature.
> When minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the
>Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but what
>they heard instead was a stirring prayer, passionately calling our
>country to repentance and righteousness.
> The response was immediate. A number of legislators walked out
>the prayer in protest. In six short weeks, the Central 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
> has ever aired !!
> THE PRAYER
> Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask Your forgiveness
>and to seek Your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, "Woe
>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
> * We have worshipped 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
> * 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 expression.
> * 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 will.
> I ask it in the name of Your Son, the living Savior, Jesus