I was asked to offer the invocation and benediction yesterday at a patriotic service sponsored by Mountain Top on the Move and held at the Wright Township facility. The prayers are below:
and their musical gifts;
service and sacrifice;
and appointed, in uniforms and in suits, professional and volunteer;
small contributions that make it home for all of us.
(1 Timothy 2.1), that they may
even when it goes against public opinion.
country won liberty for themselves and for us, and lit the torch of freedom for
nations then unborn: Grant that we and
all the people of this land may have grace
righteousness and peace,
falling into pride,
welcome the stranger.
tradition and the many ways we offer prayer, I offer this prayer in the name of
our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Aaronic blessing, from Numbers 6.24-26)