Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG
September 26th, 2005
What Do You Think About This?

Somebody sent this to me today.  I get these types of emails all the time and many times they are a hoax.  Have you heard this? Is it true? :


This Pastor has guts!! Thought you might enjoy this interesting prayer given in Kansas at the opening session of their Senate. It seems prayer still upsets some people. When Minister 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 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. Amen!”

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 his radio program, “The Rest of the Story,” and received a larger response to this program than any other he has ever aired.

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  1. ejoyce,ink said,

    on September 26th, 2005 at 12:07 pm

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    Hi Jen: According to (an excellent site, by the way) this is TRUE. What a great story. ps. If you have an "IN" with TOS computer would be a nice enhancement if hyperlinks worked in the comments box. Eleanor

  2. HomesteadMama said,

    on September 26th, 2005 at 12:55 pm


    Let's hope it's not a hoax…..wouldn't that be so nice if it were TRUE!

    WOW…love IT!


  3. KarenW said,

    on September 26th, 2005 at 2:54 pm

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    I received that email a LONG time ago. It's a good thing the true ones are still going around. I usually go to Snopes to check things out. So here's a second source to verify:

    I second Eleanor's request on having hyper links in the comment box. That's a great idea!

  4. dearLordifeellikeawhale said,

    on September 26th, 2005 at 4:10 pm


    Well I've just whizzed to your blog to say a quick Hi and probably come up with some cheeky comment or another. Saw your post and…. Whoah!. That prayer really made me stop my crazy whizzing around of a day, and make get on my knees and ask for forgiveness for MY compromising of his truth. How easily do I tack God onto 'my' life rather than just run into his arms in full surrender.

    God Bless you!


  5. MamaBugs said,

    on September 27th, 2005 at 3:52 am

    According to

    Comments: While not word-for-word accurate, this is a fair transcription of an actual prayer delivered before the Kansas House of Representatives by Central Christian Church Pastor Joe Wright on January 23, 1996. It has circulated continuously on the Internet ever since.

  6. Quiver0f10 said,

    on September 28th, 2005 at 8:25 am

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    Amen! Thank you for sharing.

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