이 기도문은 미국 뿐아니라 우리의 영적 현주소를 고백하는 내용으로 가슴을 치게 합니다.
This interesting prayer was given in Kansas, USA,at the opening session of their Senate.
이 놀라운 기도는 미국캔사스에서 있었던 상원 개회식에서 드려졌는데요.
Itseems prayer still upsets some people.
이 기도가 아직도 사람들을 흔들고 있는 것 같습니다.
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:
조라이트 목사님이 캔사스상원 회의 개회사를 하도록 부탁받았을 때 모두들 일상적인 내용을 기대하고 있었습니다. 그러나 그의 개회사는 다음과 같았습니다.
"Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your
하늘의 하나님, 우리는 오늘 하나님의 용서를 원하고 인도하심을 구하기 위해 오늘 이곳에 왔습니다.
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 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 embezzled public funds and called it essential expenses
We have insitutionalised bribery and called it sweets of office.
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,
The church is now receiving international requests for copies ofthis prayer from India, Africa and Korea.
With the LORD'S help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and WHOLEHEARTEDLY become our desire so that we again can becalled
Think about this: If you forward this prayer to everyone on your list,
How many peopleon your list will not receive this prayer.
Do you have the boldness to pass it on?
I HAVE, AND I HAVE JUST SHOWN IT BY FORWARDING THIS TO YOU. GO ON FORWARD IT!!!
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