Israeli military action

May 31, 2010


Israel’s prime minister has expressed his support for the military’s actions in a deadly raid against an aid flotilla sailing to the blockaded Gaza Strip. Benjamin Netanyahu’s office says he spoke Monday to top Israeli diplomatic and security officials by telephone from Canada and voiced his “full backing” for the military. Commandos stormed six ships carrying hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists on an aid mission to the blockaded Gaza Strip, killing at least 10 people and wounding dozens after encountering unexpected resistance as the forces boarded the vessels.

Earlier this week, members of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty singled out Israel for nuclear disarmament without mentioning Iran’s nuclear build-up. This represents a change in US policy.

Isaiah 62:1, 6, 7 (New International Version)
For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her righteousness shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch. I have posted watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the LORD, give yourselves no rest, and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth.

We pray for an open heaven over Jerusalem. May Your holy radiance bathe this land and Jerusalem’s righteousness shine out like the dawn. May Your revelation fill the hearts of her people. May Jerusalem’s salvation shine like a blazing torch.
We pray for the peace of Jerusalem. May those who love Jerusalem be secure. May there be peace within her walls and security within her citadels. For the sake of our brothers and friends, we will say, “Peace be within you.” Amen.
Psalm 122:6-9

Personal Prayer request from Fr. Nigel Mumford

May 31, 2010

Date: Mon, 31 May 2010 08:11
From: Fr. Nigel Mumford+
Subject: Personal Prayer request
My dear prayer warriors,

Thank you all again so very much for your prayers that saved my life.
Keep praying dear souls… it works.

I do need some follow up prayers please:

1) Please pray for the complete healing of my lungs, for the lining, for elasticity, that the scar tissue heals up.

2) For physical stamina = NRG!

3) For my muscles and tendons: that the low grade pain leave and that they are restored and strengthened by the Lord.

4) That I may speak without running out of breath mid sentence!

5) That I may speak boldly about what God is doing in the healing ministry today as I remind people that God is still very much in the business of healing, of this I have no doubt.

6) I am still on part time 2 to 4 hrs a day… please pray that I may have the strength to return to full time ministry, and one day play the bag pipes again

7) For the souls who died in combat I knew in the Royal Marines: David Allen, (NI) Jock, (Falklands) Derick Reed (NI, my drill instructor), One other in the Falklands killed by friendly fire, he forgot the password, and sadly I have forgotten his name.
For the wounded: Tom who lost both his legs and for Tim who was shot and wounded but lost his child when his wife found out that he had been shot, collateral damage! For all the souls lost in combat.

8) For revival of the healing ministry throughout the land.

Thank you so very much dear souls. I really do so appreciate your prayers.

I do so cherish your prayers.
Much love to you in Jesus name

Fr, Nigel Mumford+

US Air Force Hymn

May 31, 2010

Lord, guard and guide the men who fly
Through the great spaces of the sky;
Be with them traversing the air
In darkening storms or sunshine fair

Thou who dost keep with tender might
The balanced birds in all their flight
Thou of the tempered winds be near
That, having thee, they know no fear

Control their minds with instinct fit
What time, adventuring, they quit
The firm security of land;
Grant steadfast eye and skilful hand

Aloft in solitudes of space,
Uphold them with Thy saving grace.
O God, protect the men who fly
Thru lonely ways beneath the sky.

US Army Hymn

May 31, 2010

God of our fathers, whose almighty hand
Leads forth in beauty all the starry band
Of shining worlds in splendor through the skies
Our grateful songs before Thy throne arise.

Thy love divine hath led us in the past,
In this free land by Thee our lot is cast,
Be Thou our Ruler, Guardian, Guide and Stay,
Thy Word our law, Thy paths our chosen way.

From war’s alarms, from deadly pestilence,
Be Thy strong arm our ever sure defense;
Thy true religion in our hearts increase,
Thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.

Refresh Thy people on their toilsome way,
Lead us from night to never ending day;
Fill all our lives with love and grace divine,
And glory, laud, and praise be ever Thine.

US Navy Hymn, with alternate verses

May 31, 2010

The original words are:

Verse 1: Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bidd’st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

Verse 2: O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
And hushed their raging at Thy word,
Who walked’st on the foaming deep,
And calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

Verse 3: Most Holy Spirit! Who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
And bid its angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

Verse 4: O Trinity of love and power!
Our brethren shield in danger’s hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe’er they go;
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

There are have been alternate verses. These and their authors are:

(Submariner verses of the Navy Hymn)

“Bless those who serve beneath the deep,
Through lonely hours their vigil keep.
May peace their mission ever be,
Protect each one we ask of thee.
Bless those at home who wait and pray,
For their return by night and day.”

Rev. Gale Williamson (date Unk)

“Lord God, our power evermore,
Whose arm doth reach the ocean floor,
Dive with our men beneath the sea;
Traverse the depths protectively.
O hear us when we pray, and keep
Them safe from peril in the deep.”

David B. Miller (1965)

(Other known verses of the Navy Hymn)

Lord, guard and guide the men who fly
Through the great spaces in the sky.
Be with them always in the air,
In darkening storms or sunlight fair;
Oh, hear us when we lift our prayer,
For those in peril in the air!

Mary C. D. Hamilton (1915)

Eternal Father, grant, we pray,
To all Marines, both night and day,
The courage, honor, strength, and skill
Their land to serve, thy law fulfill;
Be thou the shield forevermore
From every peril to the Corps.

J. E. Seim (1966)

Lord, stand beside the men who build,
And give them courage, strength, and skill.
O grant them peace of heart and mind,
And comfort loved ones left behind.
Lord, hear our prayers for all Seabees,
Where’er they be on land or sea.

R. J. Dietrich (1960)

O God, protect the women who,
In service, faith in thee renew;
O guide devoted hands of skill
And bless their work within thy will;
Inspire their lives that they may be
Examples fair on land and sea.

Lines 1-4, Merle E. Strickland (1972) and

adapted by James D. Shannon (1973)

Lines 5-6, Beatrice M. Truitt (1948)

Creator, Father, who dost show
Thy splendor in the ice and snow,
Bless those who toil in summer light
And through the cold antarctic night,
As they thy frozen wonders learn;
Bless those who wait for their return.

L. E. Vogel (1965)

Eternal Father, Lord of hosts,
Watch o’er the men who guard our coasts.
Protect them from the raging seas
And give them light and life and peace.
Grant them from thy great throne above
The shield and shelter of thy love.

Author unknown

Eternal Father, King of birth,
Who didst create the heaven and earth,
And bid the planets and the sun
Their own appointed orbits run;
O hear us when we seek thy grace
From those who soar through outer space.

J. E. Volonte (1961)

Creator, Father, who first breathed
In us the life that we received,
By power of thy breath restore
The ill, and men with wounds of war.
Bless those who give their healing care,
That life and laughter all may share

Galen H. Meyer (1969)

Adapted by James D. Shannon (1970)

God, Who dost still the restless foam,
Protect the ones we love at home.
Provide that they should always be
By thine own grace both safe and free.
O Father, hear us when we pray
For those we love so far away.

Hugh Taylor (date Unk)

Lord, guard and guide the men who fly
And those who on the ocean ply;
Be with our troops upon the land,
And all who for their country stand:
Be with these guardians day and night
And may their trust be in thy might.

Author Unknown (1955)

O Father, King of earth and sea,
We dedicate this ship to thee.
In faith we send her on her way;
In faith to thee we humbly pray:
O hear from heaven our sailor’s cry
And watch and guard her from on high!

Author/date Unknown

And when at length her course is run,
Her work for home and country done,
Of all the souls that in her sailed
Let not one life in thee have failed;
But hear from heaven our sailor’s cry,
And grant eternal life on high!

Author/date Unknown

Memorial Day prayer

May 31, 2010

From Mary Fairchild–
Dear Heavenly Father,
As we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, we think of how they have followed in the footsteps of your son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Please hold our service men and women in your strong arms. Cover them with your sheltering grace and presence as they stand in the gap for our protection.

We also remember the families of our troops, and ask for your unique blessings to fill their homes and your peace, provision and strength to fill their lives.

May the members of our armed forces be filled with courage to face each day and may they trust in the Lord’s mighty power to accomplish each task. Let our military brothers and sisters feel our love and support.

In the name of Jesus. Amen.

Matthew 13:44-52

May 31, 2010

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” (Matthew 13:44)
      Holy Spirit, please help everyone in this diocese find the treasure of the gospel and for joy over it leave all to keep it in their hearts.

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.” (Matthew 13:45-46)
      Jesus, please help us recognize the cost of the gospel and be willing to give all to gain it in our lives.

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet that was cast into the sea and gathered some of every kind, which, when it was full, they drew to shore; and they sat down and gathered the good into vessels, but threw the bad away.” (Matthew 13:47-48 )
      Father, thank you for casting out your net and catching me. Please help me be among the good that are gathered into your kingdom.

“So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come forth, separate the wicked from among the just, and cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.” (Matthew 13:49-50)
      LORD, that day of judgment and separation is a fearsome day: give us a holy fear of the consequences of sin and separation from you.

Jesus said to them, “Have you understood all these things?” They said to him, “Yes, Lord.” (Matthew 13:51)
      Lord Jesus, please give us understanding of these things.

Then he said to them, “Therefore every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old.” (Matthew 13:52)
      Jesus, please help us treasure both the Old Testament and the New Testament. Help us by your Holy Spirit share with others how you have revealed your father’s love for us in that great treasure.

      A word received: Give me your time again.

      A word received: You are in my care.

      Fortnight of intercession for the Diocesan Convention
Daily: In the Name + of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
V.      We glory in your cross, O Lord, and praise and glorify your holy resurrection;
R.      for by virtue of your cross joy has come to the whole world.
Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ was lifted high upon the cross that he might draw the whole world to himself: Mercifully grant that we, who glory in the mystery of our redemption, may have grace to take up our cross and follow him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen. (Holy Cross Day, Sept 14)
*      Monday, May 31 Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Scripture Verse: Simeon blessed them and said to his Mother, Behold this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign tht is opposed (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also) so that the thoughts of many hearts can be revealed. Luke 2; Standing by the cross of Jesus was his Mother. John 19
      Pour your grace into our hearts, O Lord, that we who have known the incarnation of your Son Jesus Christ, announced by an angel to the Virgin Mary, may by his cross and passion be brought to the glory of his resurrection; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever Amen. The Annunciation Collect

Monday: 44; Ecclesiastes 2:1-15; Galatians 1:1-17; Matthew 13:44-52
Tuesday: 47,4 8; Ecclesiastes 2:16-26; Galatians 1:18-2:10; Matthew 13:53-58

      Notes from the Front Line

Karin Ryan and Lisa Longe sing “I Cannot Tell”, #354 in the Celebration Hymnal at St. Michael’s, Colonie, NY 5/21/10.

The congregation sings “I Cannot Tell”, #354 in the Celebration Hymnal at St. Michael’s, Colonie, NY 5/21/10.

***** Pray that the Black Flies, mosquitoes and bears will exit the Camp of the Woods during the Diocesan Convention.

      Pray that we as a diocese will truly take up our cross and follow where Jesus leads.

***** In the American Cemetery in Manilla, The Philippines:

      Jesus, we pray that the souls of your faithful departed and your faithful present will rest in your peace. Help us be mindful of the cost of serving you and serving our country. Thank you.

Albany Intercessor

Peace is Coming

May 31, 2010

Isaiah 2:2,4
And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. . .
And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

This brief video looks at a painting and the artist: Peace is Coming – Jon McNaughton .

Trinity Sunday

May 30, 2010

“Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!” (Revelation 4:8b)
      Lord God, you are holy and we are not; thank you for being willing to come among us and into our lives.

“You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for you created all things, and by your will they exist and were created.” (Revelation 4:11)
      Jesus, you are worthy of all honor and glory and we thank you for your creation.

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” (Romans 8:14-15)
      Father, thank you for adopting us as your children; thank you that we can know you as our father.

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of his robe filled the temple. (Isaiah 6:1)
      Holy Spirit, please give us sight to see the glory of God.

Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!” (Isaiah 6:2-3)
      Jesus, please help us enter into your holiness.

And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke. (Isaiah 6:4)
      Jesus, your church is being shaken now. Help us find our stability in you.

So I said: “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.” (Isaiah 6:5)
      Father, we live among a people of unclean lips and we are surrounded by profanity. Have mercy on us.

Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth with it, and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your iniquity is taken away, and your sin purged.” (Isaiah 6:6-7)
      Lord, please take away our iniquity and purge away our sins.

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” (Isaiah 6:8 )
      Holy Spirit, please send us forth with this good news of hope: that you can and will change our lives — that we too can be set apart for your purposes. Thank you.

      Fortnight of intercession for the Diocesan Convention
Daily: In the Name + of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
V.      We glory in your cross, O Lord, and praise and glorify your holy resurrection;
R.      for by virtue of your cross joy has come to the whole world.
Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ was lifted high upon the cross that he might draw the whole world to himself: Mercifully grant that we, who glory in the mystery of our redemption, may have grace to take up our cross and follow him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen. (Holy Cross Day, Sept 14)
*      Sunday May 30 TRINITY SUNDAY
Scripture Verse: Jesus said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold I am with you always, to the end of the age. (Mt 28:18-20)
      O God, who before the passion of your only begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (Last Epiphany)

Sunday: 103; Ecclesiastes 1:1-11; Acts 8:26-40; Luke 11:1-13
Monday: 44; Ecclesiastes 2:1-15; Galatians 1:1-17; Matthew 13:44-52

      Notes from the Front Line

“Days of Elijah – Robin Mark”

Albany Intercessor


May 30, 2010

Psalm 63:3-4 (King James Version)
Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.

PREAMBLE 1890: We, the people of Mississippi in convention assembled, grateful to Almighty God, and involving his blessing on our work, do ordain and establish this Constitution.

John 12:32 (King James Version)
And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.

Let it be so over the state of Mississippi, dear Lord. Amen.

Prayer Table Report

May 29, 2010

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, May 29, 2010, 9:25 -10:40 AM Torre Bissell & David Carlson

+–indicates received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina

+ Dina — woman with her `12 year old daughter (Elena) who was wearing one of our crosses

+ Jordan – college-age young man carrying a portfolio of art work that he was trying to sell; we prayed for the Lord’s blessing and that his art would reflect God’s glory

+ Payne — asked prayer for good health and peace of mind

+ Malcolm – man stopped with his cart, out collecting bottles; prayed for financial provision

Deborah and + Paula — two ladies who stop for prayer regularly – Paula asked for prayer and crosses for her adults kids (+Trent, +Tramel, and +Tiffany) – in particular she asked prayer for her daughter Tiffany who is scheduled to close on a house next week that all would go smoothly

Dave — man walking by, it was hard to understand some of what he was saying – much confusion and hostility

+ Sari — young teenage boy on a bike – prayed for his family and for safety on the streets

+ Billy and + Ricky — 2 teenagers who stopped for prayer, 1 carrying a skateboard; prayed for safety

+ Darlene — asked prayer for peace in the world

+ Ralph and daughter + Zania

Note: While we were praying, fire trucks and police pulled up in front of the abandoned building that was formerly used as a Flea Market. There was smoke coming from the front of the building. This is the 3rd fire in recent days at this site. We prayed for the firemen and police.

+ Frank — this man, already wearing one of the wooden crosses we give out, stopped to ask prayer for a “good life”

Rudy — man who got off the bus, already wearing one of the wooden crosses – prayed for his family

+ Bill — health issues



May 29, 2010

I took a break from posting prayers for our nation, one state per week, in the aftermath of my husband’s surgery. I remain committed to praying for our nation and am resuming. Over the course of time, I will go back and pick up those states we missed.
Today, I am praying for my home, Mississippi. Mississippi is a Choctaw name which means “Father of Waters.”–JW

John 7:38 KJV
He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

Father in heaven,
You wrote Your name over this state. Yet we in the state of Mississippi sinned, and ours is a history of shame.
Oh, that we may awaken to the promise of our name! Oh, that we may believe all that You are!
Oh, that rivers of living water would flow from this state and fill the Mississippi valley to overflowing.
Flow, living water, flow. Flow over the sites of slavery, racial violence, oppression, broken families, despair, mistrust, hopelessness, and helplessness. Heal our wounded land, and stir our hearts with the sounds of living water and song.
Father of Living Waters, turn the hearts of our people to You. May the blues highway become a highway of praise. Write Your Name large over the Delta! Turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers. Heal us, we pray. Amen.

1 Timothy 6:1-5

May 29, 2010

Let as many bondservants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and His doctrine may not be blasphemed. (1 Timothy 6:1)
      Jesus, you brought me to my job; help me to be obedient to those you have placed over me. Help me to behave in such a manner that your name is praised and honored.

And those who have believing masters, let them not despise them because they are brethren, but rather serve them because those who are benefited are believers and beloved. Teach and exhort these things. (1 Timothy 6:2)
      Father, please bless my managers and help them profit from my work.

If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness, (1 Timothy 6:3)
      Holy Spirit, please give me discernment about the words and teaching of others.

he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, (1 Timothy 6:4)
      Jesus, please help us recognize the consequences of entering into such disputes: the fruit if bitter and does not feed the soul.

useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself. (1 Timothy 6:5)
      Holy Spirit, godliness with contentment is great gain: help us make the choices for godliness and trusting in Jesus to provide for us. Enable us to say with Paul: “Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:11-13)

Saturday: 42, 43; Proverbs 25:15-28; 1 Timothy 6:6-21; Matthew 13:36-43
Sunday: 103; Ecclesiastes 1:1-11; Acts 8:26-40; Luke 11:1-13

      Notes from the Front Line

“All I once held dear – Robin Mark “

***** A message from the Archbishop of Canterbury on the Anglican Communion Covenant — Thursday 17 December 2009
      As the final version of the Anglican Communion Covenant is sent to the member Churches of the Anglican Communion, the Archbishop of Canterbury has given the following message explaining the purpose of the Covenant and the processes surrounding its adoption.

Albany Intercessor

1 Timothy 5:17-22

May 28, 2010

Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and doctrine. (1 Timothy 5:17)
      Father, help us honor and provide for all those elders who minister the word and sacraments to us.

For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain,” and, “The laborer is worthy of his wages.” (1 Timothy 5:18 )
      Holy Spirit, please guide us in providing for the retired clergy and their spouses and widows.

Do not receive an accusation against an elder except from two or three witnesses. (1 Timothy 5:19)
      Jesus, you had false witnesses rise up against you, please stop the mouths of any who speak falsely against our clergy and lay leaders.

Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of all, that the rest also may fear. (1 Timothy 5:20)
      Holy Spirit, please guide Bishop Bill and Bishop Harold so that they will know when and how to discipline and encourage the clergy who serve in the Diocese of Albany and the Diocese of Down and Dromore.

I charge you before God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the elect angels that you observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing with partiality. (1 Timothy 5:21)
      Holy Father, grant Bishop Bill and Bishop Harold wisdom and discernment about the ministry of all those who are committed their care.

Do not lay hands on anyone hastily, nor share in other people’s sins; keep yourself pure. (1 Timothy 5:22)
      Jesus, please guide the Bishop, the Standing Committee, and the Commission on Ministry: help them discern who should go forward to ordination and when that should happen. Thank you.

      A word received: Pray for righteousness.

Thursday: 37:19-42; Proverbs 21:30-22:6; 1 Timothy 4:1-16; Matthew 13:24-30
Friday: 35; Proverbs 23:19-21,29-24:2 1 Timothy 5:17-22(23-25) Matthew 13:31-35;;

      Notes from the Front Line

“God be with you till we meet again”

Albany Intercessor

For our nation

May 27, 2010

One of our readers uses this collect from the 1928 BCP every Sunday in worship.

O Lord our Governor, whose glory is in all the world; We commend this nation to Thy merciful care, that being guided by Thy Providence, we may dwell secure in Thy peace. Grant to the President of the United States and to all in authority, wisdom and strengthn to know and to do Thy will. Fill them with the love of truth and righteousness; and make them ever mindful of their calling to serve this people in Thy fear; through Jesus Christ our Lord,who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

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