Rick Warren Invokes He Who Should Not Be Named

Big applause for Rick Warren yesterday, who not only had the courage to mention Jesus in his prayer but even gave the entire Lord’s Prayer.

I humbly ask this in the name of the one who changed my life – Yeshua, Isa, Jesus, [Spanish pronunciation], Jesus – who taught us to pray:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Considering all the criticism of his selection, Warren could have watered things down and tried to avoid any further controversy. Instead he practiced his obligation to the Great Commission: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” Warren was not going to let those in attendance forget that he is a Christian minister with a message of salvation through Jesus Christ.

Nice to hear that some of those celebrating from the Cathedral of the Press (the Newseum) hissed at the beginning of the prayer. Nothing like kicking off the new era of bipartisanship and inclusiveness by denigrating the invocation. I’m certain that the hissing ensured that God would not hear the prayer of the hateful Rick Warren.