Reverend Dr. Carl Hickerson
Springfield Baptist Church
Sponsor: Rep. Dave Reichert, (R-WA)
Date of Prayer: 03/22/2012
Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:
O God, we confess our hope for the future is challenged by present circumstances. As we read or watch the news, our faith often falters.
Thank you, God, for examples of steadfastness and belief in the future. We thank You for people who plant trees though they may not live to enjoy them. We thank You for public servants and grassroots folks who struggle to preserve our society so that our children and grandchildren may inherit an inhabitable world.
We know, O God, that all people who believe and hope for the future are not necessarily doing it in Your name; but we acknowledge them as Yours, and we pray that You help us, each of us, to join their ranks.
Restore our faith. Remind us that You are our hope. For the sake of Him who died young so that we all might have a future, we pray.
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