Prayers for Evangelical Believers:
Opening the Indiana State Senate on Feburary 12, 2004
Written and prayed by Pastor Ed Vasicek
Our Father in Heaven,
We come to you in humility, Lord, because we remember that we are but men and women. Our knowledge is tiny in comparison to your infinite knowledge. Our power is trivial compared to your complete and total power. Our level of compassion, wisdom, and projection of the future is flawed; yours is without bounds.
So we ask You, our God, to guide the men and women of the Senate. Though our citizens have selected them to serve, You are the one Who ultimately and sovereignly controls the course of human history. Like our forefathers before us, we must trust in Your Divine Providence.
So we ask that you give each senator and each staff member clarity of mind, wisdom, and the ability to put your will and the best interests of the people of Indiana above all else. We pray that an attitude of goodwill would embrace this chamber. Help the Senate to be a collective whole, at least in attitude and motive. Where there is disagreement as to what is in the best interest of the people of Indiana, help there to be an appreciation for sincerity of motive. We pray that the ultimate decisions made in this chamber would be those decisions meeting your approval.
Where solutions seem impossible, make a way. When our legislators walk along new paths or seek to meet truly unique challenges, light the way. When obvious solutions are not really solutions, expose their inadequacy. When compromise and concession is the right road, may all experience a sense of satisfaction.
We pray that You would not only guide in the legislative decisions of each Senator, but that You would be the help and pillar of each man and woman in daily life. Bless each with good health, strong families, deep relationships, balanced lifestyles, and integrity of character. Help them cast the weight of their responsibilities upon You, the Great Burden Bearer, and may You play a key role in each life.
We pray in Jesusí Name, Amen.
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