Reverend Lt. Commander Tavis Long
Office of the Chaplain of the Marine Corps, USN
Date of Prayer: 05/19/2014
Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:
Our gracious and merciful Father, may we not be so arrogant as to think that we must invite You to join us in our undertakings of the day; but rather, we humbly acknowledge that You are already here.
As the Psalmist proffered in the days of old: "Whither shall I go from Thy spirit? Or whither shall I flee from Thy presence?"
And, so, because You are the constant, in Your mercy, order our steps according to Your pleasure. May this legislature be zealous in its pursuit of domestic tranquility; but may they do so, while as individuals, following hard after righteousness, being ever mindful that, in that last day, we must all give an account.
Bless these who so faithfully "proclaim liberty throughout all the land." I pray these things in the name of the only one who can truly set us free, my Savior.
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