Invocation

Yesterday I was so honored to be able to offer the invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives as the guest of Rep. Pete MacGregor. It was an amazing experience!

(L-R) Speaker of the House Jase Bolger, me, Rep. Pete MacGregor

(L-R) Speaker of the House Jase Bolger, me, Rep. Pete MacGregor

At the Speaker's rostrum offering the invocation

At the Speaker’s rostrum offering the invocation

 

Almighty God,

Your Word, the Bible, tells us that “the Most High is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and gives them to anyone He wishes” [Daniel 4:25]. And that “there is no authority except that which God has established” [Romans 13:1]. This is why the Apostle Paul said, “I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone … for all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good and pleases God our Savior” [1 Timothy 2:1-3].

Heavenly Father, the issues before this body of elected representatives today are not unknown to You. Neither are the House members who will be discussing these issues unknown to You. You have established both the authority and the persons of authority in this great chamber today.

Therefore, it is well and good, and pleasing to You, that I humbly ask for wisdom for Your servants. You have told us that wisdom will be “given generously” to all who ask You for it [James 1:5]. And that by Your wisdom officials “rule wisely” [Proverbs 8:15]. Give these members of the House such wisdom to deliberate and to decide in a fashion that pleases Your righteousness and Your justice.

In the Name of Your Son Jesus I pray. Amen.

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