When vices are celebrated as virtues (2)
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 centre of your will.
I ask it in the name of Your Son the Living Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen
The version of Bob Russell reads: God, we know that 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 them multiculturalism and New Age spirituality.
• We have committed adultery and called it an affair.
• 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 frugality.
• We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.
•We have killed our unborn children 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 failed to execute justice speedily, as your Word commands, and called it due process.
• We have failed to love our neighbour who has a different colour of skin and called it maintaining racial purity.
• We have abused power and called it political savvy.
• We have coveted our neighbour’s possessions and called it ambition.
• We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression.
• We have made the Lord’s Day the biggest shopping and entertainment day of the week and called it free enterprise.
•We have ridiculed the time-honoured values of our parents 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 of every sin and set us free. Though our sins be as scarlet, may they become white as snow. Though they be as crimson, may they be as wool.
Today in our nation, the peaceful graduate, who is looking for ways of gaining meaningful employment is neglected while the one who out of frustration took up arms and created havoc in society is given attention, amnesty, and support without any form of discipline and holding them accountable for their crimes. How long are we going to promote evil rather than good; nudity is celebrated above academic excellence; how long will leadership promote evil rather than good?
The system is decayed and requires that those who have the power over the mind of people will be visited by God:
Almighty God, You proclaim Your truth in every age by many voices: direct those who speak where many listen, those who write what many read, those who influence what many see, that they may do their part in making the heart of this people wise, its mind sound and its will righteous; to the honour of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
• Ven. Stephen Wolemonwu is the Rector Ibru Ecumenical Centre, 08035413812.
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