Daar word op die oomblik in die kerk meer gepraat oor self-ontplooiing as oor self-opoffering.-Anon.......As ‘n kerk haar woorde begin devalueer, dan word die kerk ‘n ramp vir die volk. - K Schilder

3/04/2013

Prayer of Repentance by Rev. Joe Wright

Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and seek your direction and guidance. 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 O 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.

Amen.

3 comments:

Danie Loots said...

Ek bid hierdie vir Suid Afrika vandag en ook vir die VSA vir vandag.

Henrietta said...

Pragtige gebed, dankie Danie - ek bid saam met jou!

Liza-Nel said...

'n Gebed van verootmoediging. Kan nie onthou wanneer laas ek van so iets gehoor het in ons kerk nie. Maar dan is dit seker ook nie vreemd nie, want as jou kerk se predikante nie meer in die krag van gebed glo nie en dit afmaak as meditasie of nie bekommerd is dat die kerk besig is om leeg te loop nie hoekom sou hulle dan enigsins daaraan dink om 'n slag op hulle knieë voor God neer te val?

Ek stem saam Danie ons moet landswyd weer op ons knieë kom en as volk skuldbelydenis doen.