EXTEMPORANEOUS PRAYER OF BROOKS HAYS AT FMC SESSION IN CARPENTERS' HALL
October 25, 1974
Our Father, we come to Thee with a deep sense of solemnity and with profound gratitude for the blessings of a national life, rich in traditions and principles of spiritual import.
We thank Thee that our life is not rootless, that the stream of government has a beautiful source.
We thank Thee for the contribution, to human progress made in this place by the giants of another century.
And we who have entered a post-Congressional period thank Thee for opportunities to serve our country in a peripheral zone.
We thank Thee for watching over us in times of peril and in times of peace.
And in our government's policies and activities may nothing ever be done that conflicts with the greatest and highest good of the peoples of other lands who are also within the orbit of Thy love and care.
May today's conference be productive. May it be a happy time, but even in moments of gaiety may a sense of Thy presence not be lost.
We ask it in Thy name.
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