I am a atheist…

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 ambition.
 
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.
 
Amen!'
 
 
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.
 
With the Lord's help, may this prayer sweep over our nation
and wholeheartedly become our desire so that we again can be 
called 'one nation under God.'
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About ashkelleher

I love life, my family, my friends, my girl Sophie, my home town Currumbin, Australia, 120 and 35mm film photography, travel, stories, surfing, snowboarding, MotoGP, Nascar, bars, clubs, people-watching, laughing, Western's, Robina movie complex, drinking beer at Currumbin SLSC and living outside of the box! All of the above is keeping me young in mind and spirit! I highly recommend all of the above!
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