On Monday, April 26, 2010, I had the pleasure of giving the opening prayer at the afternoon session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Mr. Matthew Bradford invited me. It was a great experience. Mr. Frank Ianuzzi gave me a personal tour of this majestic national landmark, dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1904.
The following is what I prayed:
“Our Father in heaven, we thank you for this day, as You have gathered these men and women to make important decisions concerning our Commonwealth. We thank you for their gifts, abilities and education. They serve us and You as lawmakers of this great state of Pennsylvania.
And yet, Lord, we understand that You are the ultimate Lawmaker. Help our laws to reflect Yours. Your word tells us in the book of James 1:5: “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” Father, again, help our laws to reflect Your law. Give us wisdom and discernment to make choices that would glorify You, and that You would be pleased with.
I pray this in Jesus name, Amen.”