LeRoy Collins Commentary 61

Commentary #61
20 June 2007

I thought you might enjoy this interesting prayer given in Kansas at the opening session of their Senate. It seems prayer still upsets some people. Please read.....

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 neighbor's possessions
And called it ambition.

We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography
And called it freedom of speech and expression.
We have ridiculed the time honored 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 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."

If possible, please pass this prayer on to your friends.
"If you don't stand for something, you will fall for

/s/ LeRoy Collins, Jr.


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