Prayer For the Senate

May 13, 2011

This prayer will be offered on May 19, 2011 in the
United States Senate
by Brite alumnus
the Rev. Dr. Robert K. Schomp (M.Div. ’63, D.Min. ’90)


Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Reverend Dr. Robert K. Schomp

God of many names and faiths, we praise you for the freedom of religious expression which allows us to worship you in the temples, mosques, synagogues, and churches of our nation: To you belong all realms, all power, and all glory. Yet in this nation of immigrants, the United States of America, you have given us the freedom to establish our own government in order to defend and oversee the rights and welfare of our citizens. Today, we pray for this august body, the United States Senate, whom we the people have chosen to share in the leadership of our country.y.

We pray for your assistance for these privileged women and men. Bless them with the stamina, the toughness, and the integrity to fight for what is right and honorable in your sight. Instill in them the desire for unity within diversity; the will to overcome racism and bigotry; the courage to break down dividing walls of hostility; the ability to hear and respect the voices of those who disagree with them; and the determination to work with each other for justice, freedom, and peace. Amen.