Urgent Prayer for America
PRAYER FOR AMERICA
A Pastor with GUTS!!
Thought you might enjoy this interesting Prayer given in Kansas at the opening session of their Senate. It seems Prayer still upsets some People. 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:
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
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.
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 His radio program, 'The Rest of the Story,' 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
If possible, please pass this prayer on to your friends. 'If you don't stand for something, You will fall for everything.'
Love & God Bless
Joe Wright is the pastor of Central Christian Church in Wichita and was guest
chaplain that day. He prayed a prayer of repentance that was written by Bob
Russell, pastor of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky.
According to an article in the Kansas City Star from January 24, 1996, his
prayer did stir controversy and one member of the legislative body walked out.
Others criticized the prayer. The controversy didn't end there. Later that
year in the Colorado House, Republican representative Mark Paschall angered
lawmakers by using Joe Wright's prayer as the invocation. Some members there
also walked out in protest.
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- 31 minute Video of Ron Paul explaining HOW TO FIX the economy.
- Regulate the Federal Reserve-- they are accountable to no one, and they are private-- no one is allowed to know who they are, so they will not be able to be prosecuted.
- Be willing to endure some pain for a few months so that inflated values can reach more realistic figures.
- Debts must be paid down. Prices of homes need to come down since they are too highly inflated.
- Both Democrats and Republicans have been irresponsible -- creating great debts on both political arenas.
- We must end our military world wide empire and focus on government and problems inside the US.
- The only solution that the Treasury and the Federal Reserve can do is to PRINT MONEY. They do not stimulate anything but inflationary ingredients. This reduces the value of the money.
The Text of this video with 6 enumerated black and white answers I have marked:
Cures for Our Economic Disease
by Ron Paul
I have recently had several opportunities on various news programs to discuss the economy and what is wrong with the so-called economic stimulus package. I have said over and over what we shouldn’t be doing, and now I’d like to explain what we should be doing.
But to improve the situation, you must first have a solid grasp of how we got here. Government policies and central planning created the housing bubble, now going bust. About a decade ago the government made expanded homeownership and affordable housing a public goal. Through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the secondary mortgage market the government incentivized creative, low down-payment, more widely available mortgage products, and discouraged the market-proven lending standards of the past. The Federal Reserve kept interest rates artificially low, which added more fuel to this fire. Many related sectors temporarily flourished because of this, and many people got into homes they otherwise could not have afforded. The increased demand for housing sent prices soaring until in many markets housing became even more unaffordable, necessitating even more creative mortgages, and impossibly leveraging homeowners. Many risky investment vehicles such as mortgage-backed securities, derivatives, credit default swaps grew out of this unsustainable situation. As the foreclosures began, the house of cards
started to tumble. Too many people have confused the symptoms and the pain of the bust with the problematic policies that caused the bubble, which is really what needs to be treated.
First of all, just as the best cure for a hangover is not to drink so much, the best cure for a recession is a recession. It is time to sober up and return to free market sanity, risk and reward, supply and demand, without political intervention. Politicians are good at catering to the needs of special interests, but very bad at determining what needs to take place in the market. Government should stick to punishing fraud and enforcing contracts. When they use the tax code, bureaucratic departments and their manipulative rules and regulations to dictate social and economic behavior, we end up with distortions and mal-investments. Bailing out banks, continuing failed Fed policies and strapping the taxpayer with toxic debt will worsen the pain, and punish the innocent.
If Congress really wanted to do something helpful, it would 1 cut taxes. Ideally, we would 2 repeal the income tax altogether and get the IRS off the economy’s back, which would be a huge boon. We should also 3 cut spending. 4 Cut every unconstitutional department and program, every wasteful governmental encroachment on the people’s liberty and money, starting with our massive overseas empire. The cost of our empire is bringing us to our knees, just as the Soviets’ empire did to them.
Congress should also 5 abolish the Federal Reserve and take back its responsibilities to 6 ensure sound money, safe from the manipulations of powerful banking interests.
These things would constitute real change, real economic stimulus. The plans being bandied about Washington are just more of the same. As long as no one seriously considers the cure, we are unfortunately destined to prolong the disease.
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