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-----Original Message-----
From: davies <davies@primenet.com>
To: Jack Hooker <hookey1@compuserve.com>; Brennon Davies
<brdavies@globalcenter.net>; Annette Olsen <olsenga@brigham.net>; Kyle Hein
<ice55@hotmail.com>; Ric Tolboe <tolboe@msn.com>; Becki Young
Date: Tuesday, May 04, 1999 7:16 PM
Subject: prayer

>      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
>            Amen.