A Convicting Prayer

This was sent via email by a Rice University grad student of all people:

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 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 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 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 the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression.

And we have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.

Search us, 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.

In the Name of your Son, the Living Savior, Jesus Christ.

Amen.

Thoughts?

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3 Responses to A Convicting Prayer

  1. Steve says:

    This was from a prayer in the Kansas House by Pastor Joe Wright in January 1996. He caught heat for it and the Kansas House did to (for allowing it). Certainly can’t call a spade a spade these days…

  2. Laz says:

    I bet Pastor Wright caught some heat for this. Look at the heat General Pace caught for his comments.

    Thanks for your comment.

  3. Carina says:

    Wow. Good for him! Sadly, there are a lot of people who call themselves Christians who would not agree with him. It is convicting.

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