Thursday, February 22, 2007

Sound the Alarm
...a clarion call for revival and repentance



(As you play the COT BlogCast, please reference the words below.)

General Booth once said, "I consider that the chief dangers that confront the coming century
(the twentieth) will be:

  • Religion without the Holy Ghost,
  • Christianity without Christ,
  • Forgiveness without regeneration,
  • Morality without God,
  • And Heaven without Hell."

A PRAYER FOR REVIVAL, REPENTANCE AND RENEWAL
BY: PASTOR JOE WRIGHT
CENTRAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH
WICHITA, KANSAS

"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'S EXACTLY WHAT WE HAVE 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 PLURALISM.
  • WE HAVE WORSHIPPED OTHER GODS AND CALLED IT MULTICULTURALISM.
  • 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 THE 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 POLITICAL SAVVY.
  • WE HAVE COVETED OUR NEIGHBOR'S POSSESSIONS AND CALLED IT AMBITION.
  • WE HAVE POLLUTED THE AIRWAVES 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, 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 THIS IN THE NAME OF YOUR SON, THE LIVING SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST.
AMEN.


The background music of this BlogCast was taken from a song of mine called,
"If I Were A Singer." This was one of the first songs I ever wrote close to thirty years ago.
It was an extra privilege to finish this song with my friend Larry Norman.
You may download it or stream it at the
AudienceONE Online Store
from the CD "Desiring God."

-Soli Deo Gloria-

7 comments:

ann_in_grace said...

It is heart-breaking in its truth - and applies to all of us everywhere. Nobody is free from guilt.

Carla Rolfe said...

Indeed this was encouraging and challenging this morning.

donsands said...

Lord hear our prayer. Amen.

mark said...

Amen and amen.........

Mark
http://tartantalk.yuku.com/

Janna said...

My, my, we have a lot of "fancy" words for our sin, don't we.

Mike said...

Amen and Amen! Oh Lord please forgive us of our presumptions upon your Grace. Send us revival fires Oh Lord, for we are indeed spiritually needy.

In Christ

Mike Ratliff

jon said...

Thanks, Brother Steve!

Between this and listening to Paul Washer the past week, I have a renewed fire. We have presumed upon a holy God in our service to Him and our worship of Him.

Over the next few weeks, there will be no fence-sitters in Scammon Bay.

Blessing to you,

jon cardwell
CRN