“Lord of our lives and sovereign of our beloved nation, we deplore the desecration of the United States Capitol building, the shedding of innocent blood, the loss of life, and the quagmire of dysfunction that threaten our democracy.
These tragedies have reminded us that words matter and that the power of life and death is in the tongue. We have been warned that eternal vigilance continues to be freedom’s price.
Lord, you have helped us remember that we need to see in each other a common humanity that reflects your image.
You have strengthened our resolve to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies domestic as well as foreign.
Use us to bring healing and unity to our hurting and divided nation and world. Thank you for what you have blessed our lawmakers to accomplish in spite of threats to liberty.
Bless and keep us. Drive far from us all wrong desires, incline our hearts to do your will and guide our feet on the path of peace. And God bless America. We pray in your sovereign name, Amen.”
Prayer offered by The Reverend Barry Black, Chaplain of the United States Senate, as the Senate closed after voting to approve the election of Joseph R. Biden of Delaware as President and Kamala D. Harris of California as Vice-President.
The Hopkins family welcomes Eleanor Grace Hopkins, born January 10, 2021. Daughter of Aaron and Teresa. Sister of Henry and Hudson.
No Soup, But Study meets tomorrow night at 6:00
The Service honoring the 25th Anniversary of the disfellowshipping has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 27th at 5:30 p.m..