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This prayer was reported by Paul Harvey on his radio program to have really been spoken before the Kansas State legislators. Pastor Joe Wright, of Central Christian Church, did not utter the usual politically correct platitudes that we have come to expect from these events, instead he prayed a God honoring prayer that came from the heart of a Bible believing, God fearing Christian American. The response is reported to have been immediate and a number of legislators walked out in the middle of that prayer. It is further reported that Central, in six short weeks logged over 5 thousand phone calls in response and only 47 were negative. And the government would have us believe that Americans do not believe God has a place in our governing bodies. This writer says, PRAISE GOD.

Radio commentator, Paul Harvey, is reported by C. L. Gibbs in an email to friends and forwarded to this reporter, to have aired this prayer, and to have received a larger response to this program than any other he has aired. In this email Central Christian Church is reported to be receiving requests from around the world for copies of Pastor Joe's prayer. Hoping with sincere heart that this is a correct transcript, I present here the prayer as received by me;

"Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask Your forgiveness and seek Your direction and guidance. We know that Your Word says, 'Woe on those who call Evil good', but that's exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and inverted our values. We confess that;
We have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your Word and called it pluralism.
We have worshiped other gods and called it multiculturalism.
We have endorsed perversion and called it an alternate life style.
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 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 political savvy.
We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition.
We have polluted our 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 this great state. Grant them the wisdom to rule, and may their decisions direct us to the center of your will. I ask it in the name of Your Son, the Living Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen."

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