Chaplain Steven E. Wright
The American Legion
Date of Prayer: 03/01/2006
Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:
Our Father who art in heaven, we thank Thee for countless blessings poured out upon the people of this great nation. From our earliest beginnings we have placed our trust in Thy power to guide and defend us. We reaffirm that trust as we seek Thy strength, Thy wisdom, Thy inspiration and Thy love to be upon our Representatives in their deliberations, efforts and decisions this day. May their communications and actions help to lead us toward a more perfect union of respect and civility in all of our relationships.
We thank Thee for the valiant men and women of our armed forces and for our veterans, and ask Thee to bless them and their families with safety and with Thy comforting love. We pray likewise for each individual and family unit, and ask Thee to particularly bless fathers and mothers with the ability to instill virtue in its many forms in their children.
We express our love and gratitude for Thy tender mercies in all our trials and challenges, and do so with a concluding moment of silence, allowing each to offer the personal benediction of his or her own heart and faith.
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