Posted by George Morrison

Prayer from Kansas              Word on the Times               31st December 2022.

A prayer uttered 25 years ago in the State Legislature building in Kansas created waves when it was first created.   A friend sent it to me recently, as large parts of it are still relevant today!   Here is an edited version.

Almighty God, our loving Heavenly Father, we come before You today to ask Your forgiveness for the sins we now confess and to seek Your guidance in our lives.

We know Your Word says, ‘Woe to those who call evil good.’ And that’s exactly what we’ve done.  We’ve lost our spiritual sureness.  We’ve inverted our values.

We confess that we’ve denied the absolute Truth of Your Word in order to conform to the prevailing culture.

We’ve endorsed perversion and called it ‘alternative lifestyle.’

We’ve exploited the poor and called it a ‘lottery.’

We’ve neglected the needy and given them our small change.

Father, in the name of ‘choice,’ we have killed our unborn.

We’ve neglected to discipline our children and called it ‘building esteem.’

We have abused power and called it expediency.

We have short-changed the tax-man and called it creative accounting.  

We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it ‘freedom of expression.’

We’ve ridiculed your time-honoured values observed by our forefathers and called it ‘enlightenment.’

Guide and bless the men and women in Government who we have elected both at local and national level.   Grant them Your wisdom to rule and may their decisions be guided by Your will.  And for each one of us personally…

‘Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.’   Psalm 139 verses 34/4.

I ask it in the name of Your Son the Living Saviour, Jesus Christ.          Amen.