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Legendary Prayer To Open Kansas House of Representatives Session FOUND! (1996)


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A historic prayer has been found by WeLoveTrump and it seems like a great time to share it as our Nation is currently in distress.

Back in 1996, one courageous Pastor was asked to give the opening prayer at the Kansas House of Representatives in 1996.

That man was Pastor Joe Wright.

From Stream.org:

Twenty-five years ago, a courageous, concerned pastor from Kansas stood up and shared a powerful prayer before the opening session of the Kansas House of Representatives. Pastor Joe Wright obviously loved freedom, understood its importance and the necessity of repentance God calls for in order for Him to heal our nation.

Twenty-five years later, the words of Pastor Wright resound even louder.

We are all witnessing today the horrific, damaging effect of deception, disease, dissension, defeat, debt, despair, destruction and death. There’s only one Power that can restore freedom, peace, security and the blessings only freedom offers — and that is Almighty God, our Creator and heavenly Father.

If we will return to God, His blessings will return to us. He promises redemption and restoration of all that truly matters in life. God wants the best for all of us and knows how to direct us and deliver fruitfulness, fullness and meaning in life found only in the blessings freedom offers.

For years I have tried to find this prayer and no video seems to exist.

But I did finally find an audio version.

More on that below.

First I want to give you the entire transcript so you can read along as you listen.

Can you imagine this being read before Congress today?

Even back in 1996 it took incredible courage.

God Bless you Pastor Joe Wright!

As posted on JeffFerguson, here is the transcript:

“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 in the name of ‘moral pluralism.’

“We have worshiped other gods and called it ‘multiculturalism.’

“We have endorsed perversion and called it ‘an alternative lifestyle.’

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

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“We have neglected the needy and called it ‘self-preservation.’

“We have rewarded laziness and called it ‘welfare.’

“In the name of ‘choice,’ we have killed our unborn.

“In the name of ‘right to life,’ we have killed abortionists.

“We have neglected to discipline our children and called it ‘building esteem.’ “We have abused power and called it ‘political savvy.’

“We’ve coveted our neighbors’ possessions and called it ‘taxes.’

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

“We’ve ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it ‘enlightenment.’

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“Search us, oh God, and know our hearts today. Try us, and show us any wicked 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 the United States of America (Kansas) and who have been ordained by You to govern this great country (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.”

Wow, right?

I’d like to see one Pastor today bold enough to read this to Congress!

Who will it be?

Who will rise to the challenge?

Our Nation needs to rally behind this and not all this Woke garbage!

After hours of searching, I finally found an audio version.

Watch here on Rumble:

Here’s more from Stream:

The Response Was Immediate

The response was immediate. A number of legislators walked out during the prayer in protest. In six short weeks, Central Christian Church in Wichita, where Wright served as pastor, logged more than 5,000 phone calls with only 47 of those calls responding negatively. The church received international requests for copies of this prayer.

The legendary Paul Harvey reported on it and recited the prayer. (You can listen to that broadcast here.)

I just spoke with Pastor Wright, now 78 years old. He told me he is still fired up — and after a short retirement in Florida, he returned to Wichita, where he preaches every Sunday at a small church.

May a similar fire burn from all our pulpits.

Repenting From the Wickedness

Friends, let’s remember God’s promise in 2 Chronicles 7:14: “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land” (emphasis added).

Pastor Wright’s prayer is a clear reference to much of the wickedness we must repent of. How can anyone push back against the wisdom offered here — the clarity of the problem and sin — and not want to be set free from such practices?

Every believer should be praying and participating to keep out of leadership those who would walk out on the truth like those deceived legislators in 1996. Work to keep from office those who are committed to or controlled by the concerns addressed in this prayer.

Because of the freedoms we have enjoyed and must be preserved, we can replace leaders in every area of American life who do not understand the danger and damage that come from the practices exposed in Pastor Wright’s prayer.

And from ScionOfZion:

It seems prayer still upsets some people. On January 23, 1996, 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 confess that. We have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your Word and called it Pluralism; We have worshipped other gods and called it multiculturalism; We have endorsed perversion and called it alternative lifestyle; 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. Guide and bless these men and women who have been sent to direct us to the center of Your will. We ask it
in the name of Your Son, the living Savior, Jesus Christ. 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 “The Rest of the Story” on the radio and received a larger response to this program than any other he has ever aired. With the Lord’s help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and wholeheartedly become our desire so that we again can be called one nation under God.

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And from Gary Moritz:

For a Godly individual, this sounds like a robust foundational prayer for our nation. Pastor Wright read the prayer at the opening of the legislature on January 23, 1996, and then departed and went about his day. Like most Pastors, he was unaware of the ruckus he had created from this prayer until his church secretary called him to ask him what he had done.

Reportedly, Democrats were upset. Some walked out of the House in protest, and some called Wright’s prayer a “message of intolerance.” The bottom line was this prayer started a firing debate of injustice.

Pastor Wright was reported as saying, “I certainly did not mean to be offensive to individuals, but I don’t apologize for the truth.” Many of his staff reported that his staff stopped counting the telephone calls about the prayer from every state and many foreign countries. The Pastor appeared on radio shows, television, and printed news reports in the aftermath of his appearance at the Kansas House of Representatives. His prayer stirred up controversy for months to come. Pastor Wright later explained, “I was talking to God, not them.”

So why all the ruckus? The answer is that this prayer triggered personal sin in those hearing it. God’s word is sure and final. Humankind will debate and do what is right in their own eyes and depart from the divine truth.

Can you believe that the event was in 1996? How much more significant is this prayer today? The growth of unrighteousness in our nation must be addressed through prayer. Great prayers can only come from those who truly worship Jesus Christ and hold to His foundation for good. What will you pray in the next few weeks for our nation? As the election intensifies, people will grow more and more angry and divided. How will you stand for righteousness in a culture of unrighteousness? Pray with boldness because you are talking to God, not them.



 

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