“The Springs that Feed the Well of Social Justice”
I was recently invited to a dinner to honor the accomplishments of Franklin Roosevelt. The invocation for this event was an inspiring reminder of the fundamental principles that still flows through the hearts and minds of many of us. I am reprinting with permission from Brother Thomas Dahl.
It’s always a pleasure to meet with fellow Democrats.
It’s always a privilege to offer a prayer of invocation at such a gathering.
During his earthly ministry, Jesus taught such life principles as patience, peace, mercy and humility. These are in the Beatitudes.
Tonight, we’ve come together to honor the lives of a great Democratic couple who led our country through a great economic depression and a great world war, while embracing similar principles through such visionary pro-life programs as Social Security, the Tennessee Valley Authority, unemployment insurance and public works programs, labor laws and workers rights, and the United Nations.
Today, our world faces several serious issues, some crisis issues, such as terrorism, war, natural disasters, economic instability, the lack of access to affordable quality healthcare and education, and world hunger among them.
Let us pray…My Lord, as we meet this evening, I ask You to bless our gathering and its discourse. I ask You to bless the members of our party in our community and across our country. I ask You to bless the effects that our Democratic leaders can have upon improving the quality of life for our citizens, and for all people around the world. I especially ask You to bless our service men and women at home and abroad, the citizens of Iraq and Afghanistan in their war-torn countries, and all the victims, and their families, of the recent Asian tsunami.
I ask this in Your name my Lord Jesus, Amen