I was going through my emails today, and I got one from my Dad that really made me stop and think...This prayer was given in Kansas as an opening to the Senate. The speaker was Minister Joe Wright. People are so appalled by prayer in our world today, or, if they are not, they're too scared to speak up. That's why I want to post this prayer. Because we need to state that we are not afraid of or embarrassed by 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 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
We have rewarded laziness and called it
We have killed our unborn and called it
We have shot abortionists and called it
We have neglected to discipline our children
and have called it buildings self-esteem...
We have abused power and called it
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.