PRAYER; Congressional Record Vol. 151, No. 88
(House of Representatives - June 28, 2005)

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  The Reverend Dr. Ruffin Snow, Senior Pastor, Tri-City Baptist Church, 
Conover, North Carolina, offered the following prayer:
  Heavenly Father, we bow humbly before You, for You have told us in 
Your word that You ``resist the proud and give grace to the humble.'' 
Without You we can do nothing of good consequence. We embrace our place 
in history and our responsibility. With the psalmist we recognize that 
promotion comes from God: ``He puts down one and sets up another.''
  We thank You, Lord, for this Nation. We beg forgiveness for our sins. 
May we become the Nation You intend.
  We pray for all those in authority including the Members of this 
Congress, their staffs, and families in their pressurized lives. Please 
give our troops and their families strength, protection, and 
encouragement. Bring confusion to the forces of evil and terrorism.

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  Lord, we love You. You are the way, the truth, and the life. Help us 
lead others to know You and Your peace. We proclaim to all that Jesus 
is Lord, in whose name we pray. Amen.