On Monday, March 9, 2015, I was the guest of Rooks County Representative Travis Coutre-Lovelady at the Kansas House of Representatives, and was allowed the privilege of giving the invocation at the beginning of the session. I am pictured above with Representative Travis Coutre-Lovelady and Osborne County Representative Troy Waymaster.
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit! AMEN
Almighty God, from You comes all rule and authority over the nations of the world for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do well. Graciously regard these your servants of the Kansas House of Representatives, who make, administer, and judge the laws of this state. Grant that all who receive the sword as Your servants may bear it according to Your command. Lead them to protect life from conception to natural death. Guide them to make decisions that will benefit all citizens of this state. And in all matters of deliberation, give them open ears and understanding hearts.
Enlighten and defend these your servants and grant them wisdom and understanding that under their peaceable governance Your people may be guarded and directed in righteousness, quietness, and unity. Protect and prolong their lives that we with them may show forth the praise of Your name.
We also pray that you would grant the citizens of this state wisdom and patience, that we may honor those whom You have set over us as your servants, praying that in all things Your will would be done; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. AMEN.