May 24, 2023
|Prayer to End Gun Violence|
|Eternal God, we stand in awe of You.|
Lord, when babies die at a church school, it is time for us to move beyond thoughts and prayers.
Remind our lawmakers of the words of the British statesman Edmund Burke: ‘All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.’
Lord, deliver our leaders from the paralysis of analysis that waits for the miraculous.
We pray, in Your powerful name, Amen.
|Modified from Opening Prayer in the Capitol,|
Senate Chaplain Retired Rear Adm. Barry C. Black, March 28, 2023