Articles about prayer
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
When Pastor Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual politically correct generalities. But on January 23, 1996, what they heard instead was a stirring prayer, passionately calling our country to repentance and righteousness.
The response was immediate - with a number of legislators walking out during the prayer. In six short weeks Central Christian Church logged more than 5,000 phone calls, with only 47 of those calls responding negatively. Commentator Paul Harvey aired Pastor Joe Wright's prayer on the radio and received a larger response to this program than any other program Paul Harvey has ever aired. In addition, Central Christian Church is now receiving international requests for copies of this prayer from India, Africa, and Korea.
The prayer is reprinted below as an encouragement and challenge for each of us to stand for the truth of the Gospel wherever the Lord gives us opportunity.
Heavenly Father, we come before You today to ask Your forgiveness and seek Your direction and guidance. We know 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.
O God, and know our hearts today; try us and see if there
be some wicked way in us; cleanse us from every sin and
set us free. Guide and bless these men and women who have
been sent here by the people of Kansas, and who have been
ordained by You, to govern this great state. Grant them
Your 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.
written by a teen in Bagdad, Arizona.
Now I sit me down in school
Web Links to:
U.S. Prayer Track with Eddie and Alice Smith. Training materials to help build your prayer life.
National Pastors' Prayer Network
Church Leader Internet Portal Equipping Church Leaders for Effective Ministry
Bedjarna, bönenätverket i Pingst.
Sveriges Nationella Bönenät.
Useful websites about prayer
Back to: The first page