A Prayer

It seemed to me to be an appropriate time to journey back in time to 1996 and blow the dust off the controversial prayer given by Pastor Joe Wright before the Kansas House of Representatives. It is a prayer even more relevant today and I hope that you give heed to his words.

You may listen to him offer the prayer by clicking on the mp3 icon below or you may download it (right-click save-as or save-link-as) to your device to listen to it again and again. The text of his prayer below.

Heavenly Father, we come before You today to ask Your forgiveness and seek Your direction and guidance. Lord, we know Your Word says, “Woe to those who call evil good,” but that’s exactly what we’ve 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 moral pluralism.

We have worshipped other gods and called it multi-culturalism.

We have endorsed perversion and called it an alternative lifestyle.

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 esteem.

We have abused power and called it political savvy.

We have coveted our neighbors’ 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 fore-fathers and called it enlightenment.

Search us oh 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.



If 964,325 was the number of days going back in time, we would reach back 2641 years or to the time the ancient Medes and Babylonians claimed their independence from Assyria and attack Nineveh.

If 964,325 was the number of gallons of paint available, we could give the Empire State Building 160 coats of fresh paint.

If 954,325 was the number of pennies in our piggy bank, it would weigh 6,650 pounds.

If 964,325 was the number of one dollar bills in our possession and we laid them end to end, they would span 93 miles.

If 964,325 was distance in miles, it could represent nearly 139 round trip flights between New York and London—nearly 39 laps around the earth’s equator—a little more than two round trip flights to the moon.

If 964,325 represented human population, it would be greater than populations of the following states: Delaware, South Dakota, North Dakota, Alaska, Vermont and Wyoming. It would be greater than the population of Washington D.C. and the nation of Iceland.

But sadly the number 964,325 is not days back in time, gallons of paint, pennies in a piggy bank, dollar bills, trips to London or even the living populations of a state or country.

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) reported that they killed 964,325 babies in 2015

Before I formed you in your mother’s womb I chose you. Before you were born I set you apart. Jeremiah 1:5