Get Right With God!
"I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance." —Luke 5:32
The following prayer was given in Kansas at the opening session of their Senate. It seems prayer still upsets some people. When Pastor 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 confess that we have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your Word and call it Pluralism.
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 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 "The Rest of the Story" on the radio and received a larger response to this program than any other he has ever aired.
The prayer of Pastor Joe Wright is the horrifying truth about America. The United States has deteriorated into a large Sodom and Gomorrah! America is a land of Evils! Why should God bless America?
"Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!" -Psalm 107:8
We are a wicked people, prone to disobedience and arrogant pride. How shall we escape the judgments of God when we have so sinfully reproached our God.
America is fast approaching the loss of her freedoms and the creation of a police state. The New World Order is destroying America because the America people are complacent and indifferent like a lamb awaiting the ravenous teeth of the treacherous wolf. We have spit in God's face and have desecrated the institution of marriage. Gays marrying, even adopting children. It is evil.
The wickedness of Enron and the government's indifference is a stench in the nostrils of God. The evils of recent White House administrations are nothing less than blatant wickedness. America has been hi-jacked by evil conspirators sworn to the destruction of our once great nation. Wake up America! China is buying up all the gold in the world. Wake up America. American manufacturing careers have moved to foreign lands leaving us with low-paying service jobs.
U.S. debt is sky-rocketing. Do you think this is all a coincidence? To the same extent that America sinks into the abyss of wickedness, to that same extent our nation's essence is being transferred to foreign countries. The United States is in boiling water, but the American people are too apathetic or ignorant to do anything about it. We will lose our freedoms, mark my words!!! Freedom is a gift from God, it is not a guaranteed right! Freedom must be fought for and tirelessly guarded or it will surely vanish from us!
Stand up! stand up! for Jesus, ye soldiers of the cross!
Lift high His royal banner, it must not suffer loss!
From victory unto victory, His army shall He lead!
'Til every foe is vanquished, and Christ is Lord indeed!
"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." —2nd Peter 3:9
God wants us to repent now toward God for salvation.
Jesus Came to Save Sinners!
Why are the churches silent?
"Ye that love the LORD, hate evil..." —Psalm 97:10