|Senate President Murry, Yours Truly, Senator Richard Moore
On June, 9th I had the honor of being the honorary chaplain for the Massachusetts State Senate. Thanks to Senator Richard Moore for inviting me to open the session with a prayer. Below is the prayer that I gave. It is based on a prayer from a book of historic prayers of the Massachusetts Senate with a little Orthodoxy thrown in for good measure. The Picture is a little fuzzy but when I get a better one I will post it.
Most gracious God, Whose mercies are from everlasting to everlasting, and Whose providence upholds us always, we ask Your Blessings upon the Senate of this Commonwealth here convened. Grant them peaceful governing, O Lord, so that we, in their calmness may lead religious and reverent lives in peace and in quiet.
Be Thou with us as we take counsel together. Remove from our minds any lingering traces of selfish ambition or of fear of the consequences of our actions, to the end that we may serve Thee and the people of this Your Commonwealth with integrity of heart and singleness of purpose.
So that we lay the foundation of truth, justice, and righteousness and build thereon a nobler Commonwealth.
For to You are due all glory honor and worship: to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.