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Floyd delivers opening House prayer

WASHINGTON - Arkansas pastor Ronnie Floyd, who was recently elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), opened the U.S. House of Representatives in prayer Thursday, June 12.

Floyd was invited to give the prayer by U.S. Rep. Steve Womack (R-Rogers).

The Cross Church pastor's prayer was delivered one day following the conclusion of the SBC Annual Meeting, June 10-11 in Baltimore.

Floyd's prayer is recorded in the official record of the U.S. House of Representative. It reads:

Our God, as Your prophet Daniel spoke to the king in his day with humility and honor as recorded in the Book of Daniel 4:37: "The God of Heaven has given you sovereignty, power, strength, and glory."

Lord, as these gifted men and women serve the people of the United States, may they know You have them here by divine appointment, giving to them the influence, strength, and recognition they receive.

As they make decisions that influence the entire world, I pray that You will fill them with supernatural insight, compassionate sensitivity, convictional kindness, and abounding wisdom.

The needs are many, and the tasks are overwhelming. They need You, and they need each other, in order to provide hope for the American people and the entire world. So use them today to change the world for Your glory and for Your Name, I pray.


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