Saturday, May 3, 2014

Prayer for Truman Day Dinner

Truman Day Dinner, The Jefferson County Democratic Party, Tennessee

Oh God, you have been our help in ages past, and you are our hope for the years to come. You have shown us what is good and have revealed what you require of us: to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with you, our God. May we never forget in the midst of our political squabbles, our search for political presence, our grasp for political power, that truth, justice, equality, and opportunity provide the bedrock for our nation and the best foundation for our future. Teach us, oh Lord, not to strive for personal gain, for political power, or special privilege; but guide us on a path where all we do establishes freedom, justice, and fair opportunity for all people. Guard our nation from those plutocrats who by their wealth and special privilege would disproportionally influence and control our government. Lift up ethical men and women of moral commitment to guide and lead us. Bless us all with a moral compass that will direct and shape our futures. Fill our hearts with love, compassion, hope, and aspirations for a better future; and bless this time we share together as an opportunity for rediscovering our values, reorienting our directions, and renewing our commitments. We praise you, O God, and beseech your benediction. Amen

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