A Prayer for the Tennessee Senate | Father Sandy Webb

OPENING PRAYER 
The Senate of the State of Tennessee 
March 9, 2016    

The Reverend Alexander H. Webb II (“Sandy”) 
Rector, Church of the Holy Communion Memphis, Tennessee

Almighty God,   

We come before you this morning as grateful people. Grateful for everything that is beautiful – for the high mountains to our east and the rolling river to our west, for the fertile soil that feeds us all, and for the faithful and resolute people who have made Tennessee what it is.

We also come before you as people in need of your blessing. In the days and weeks ahead, this Senate will make important decisions about the education of our children, about the treatment of our prisoners, and about the distribution of our common wealth. In placing these weighty matters before us, you have set us at tasks that will demand our best efforts, and you have promised to prosper the work of our hands.

In these challenging and divisive times, Lord, give us lips to speak the truth in love, ears to listen while others speak, and hearts to ensure justice for those who are unable to speak for themselves. Send your Holy Spirit to inspire and embolden us, that we might have the wisdom to know your will and the courage to do it. May this Senate’s actions be as beautiful as the Tennessee that you have entrusted to its care. 

All of this we ask in the Name of the God in whom all things are possible, the God who will bring to completion all of the good work that he has begun in us, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

Amen.

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