A Prayer

"Heavenly father, we come before you today to ask for
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 have exploited the poor and call 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 call
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. Amen"