Reverend Dr. Harmon E. Stockdale
Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church
Sponsor: Rep. Louise Slaughter, (D-NY)
Date of Prayer: 09/10/2013
Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:
Heavenly Father, we acknowledge You with adoration and humble gratitude. We pray for Your presence and guidance over this distinguished body before whom we stand.
We thank You for this great land in which we live, the United States of America. And we thank You for all who share in making the policies, laws, and decisions which guide and govern our Nation.
We ask Your blessings upon all of our elected and appointed leaders as they lead us to face the challenges of our day. Grant that we, as a Nation, may be mindful of Your providence and Your grace as we give moral and ethical leadership to the people of our world.
May justice, equality, and compassion always be the guiding principles for our way of life; and may we never forget that to whom much is given, much is required.
In Your Son's name we pray.
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