From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
Pastor Chris Bell, 3 Circle Church, Fairhope, Alabama, offered the
Our Lord and Father, I come to You today in this place of government
of the Nation that I love to ask for Your hand of blessing and guiding
wisdom upon the leadership of these United States of America.
We know that all good gifts come from Your hand, and this beautiful
and free Nation in which we live is one of those gifts.
We thank You today for the many ways that You have blessed us, from
our bountiful natural resources to our freedom to work and to speak and
And it is because of these blessings that You have also given us a
great responsibility to our world to live and to lead by example.
So, by Your grace today, I humbly ask that You would help these
leaders of our Nation and our citizens to be a continued light in the
We confess now our need for Your help and Your guidance. Please place
Your mighty hand on us today, for You have told us in Your Word to
trust not in our own understanding, but to trust You and acknowledge
You in all of our ways and You would make our path straight. May we do
this today and in the future.
It is in the name of our Lord, Jesus, I pray.