Kansas Statehouse Prayer

Statehouse Prayer: Pastor Jeff with Roger Elliott at Kansas Statehouse

Kansas Statehouse Prayer

Pastor Jeff Gannon prayed for the legislators at the Kansas Statehouse as State Chaplain for the day on Thursday, March 9. Thanks to all of you for your prayers on his behalf! And special thanks to our own Roger Elliott, State Representative of District 87, for the invitation. For those who are interested, we have published the transcript of Rev. Gannon’s prayer below.

Prayer Before the Kansas State Legislature

THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017 – 11:00 a.m. by the Reverend Jeffrey W. Gannon, Senior Pastor, Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, Wichita, Kansas.

Almighty God, we give you thanks and praise for the gift of this new day and pray you will help us to rejoice and be glad in it.

O God, we pray your blessing upon the leaders of our State, that we
may be a people at peace among ourselves and a blessing to others with whom we live and work.
Gracious God, keep our State under your care.

We pray your blessing, O God, on our Governor, Sam Brownback, and to all in administrative authority, grant wisdom and grace in the exercise of their duties.
Give grace to your servants, O God.

We pray your blessing, O God, on our State Senators and Representatives, and those who make our laws in counties, cities, and towns, give them courage and wisdom, O God, so they may lead with diligence and serve with humility.
Give grace to your servants, O God.

To the Judges and officers of our Courts give spiritual understanding
and moral integrity, that human rights may be safeguarded and liberty and justice be protected for all.
Give grace to your servants, O Lord.

And finally, O God, help us to trust You for our needs as Kansans, as we seek to be faithful to Your call to serve the common good. Help us to rely on You for wisdom and guidance for the decisions before us, that we may serve You faithfully in our generation and honor Your holy Name in all we say and do. For yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as
head above all. Amen.

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