Would the Fundamentalist Christians here be willing to say this prayer? If not, why not?
Today, I humble myself before thee, O LORD. Let me serve you with all my heart and all my mind.
I know that willingness to change is not a betrayal of you.
Open-mindedness is not watering down the truth. Let me not be like the Pharisees, who believed themselves your most devoted servants, even as their efforts took them further from you.
Help me to know the wonders of the works of thy hand, O Lord. Let
me discuss your ways with an open mind. If my knowledge of your
creation is correct, grant me the eloquence to convince others.
If my knowledge of your creation is wrong, help me to understand
how evolution could be a more wondrous creation than what I had previously believed.
If someone argues that you don’t want me to be a Christian, I will
listen, and consider that they might be your servant, which you
in your infinite wisdom have sent to minister to me. If their argument is false, then give me the eloquence to show them where they have erred. But if their argument is sound, I will reject Jesus as a stumbling-block, and turn to the true worship of you, O Lord.
Help me to see Your truth, O Lord.