Prayer at PA House of Representatives

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.”

Published by davidmckinley

I am the Senior Pastor of Central Schwenkfelder Church in Worcester, PA. The Schwenkfelder Church is a community of faith birthed from those persecuted in Silesia (Poland) during the 16-18th centuries, whose adherents traveled to Pennsylvania circa 1734. For more on the Schwenkfelders as a historical movement, see www.schwenkfelder.com. Central Schwenkfelder is a Christ-centered, Bible-believing congregation. For more info, see www.centralschwenkfelder.com. My ordained standing is with the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference. See www.ccccusa.org or www.easternpa4c.org.

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