September 2, 2004
INVOCATION OF ARCHBISHOP DEMETRIOS
AT THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION
New York, NY - Invited to offer the Invocation for the 4th Session of the
38th Republican National Convention, which preceded the nominations of
President George W. Bush and Vice-President Richard Cheney, His Eminence
Archbishop Demetrios of America offered the following Prayer last evening
at the Convention in New York City.
PRAYER OF HIS EMINENCE ARCHBISHOP DEMETRIOS OF
AMERICA AT THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION
SEPTEMBER 1st, 2004 -- NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Let us bow our heads in prayer.
Almighty and All-merciful Lord, we bow our heads in thanksgiving for
the wealth of blessings seen and unseen that You have given us, the
American people, through times of abundance and times of need, through
times of war and times of peace. We thank you especially for the
gifts of liberty and prosperity and for the call to be defenders and
promoters of justice and freedom for all peoples.
Humbly we beseech You, Lord, to remember in kindness all our fellow
Americans who in all times offered and continue to offer their lives
in defense of this country and the sacred precepts of freedom,
equality and justice upon which it is founded.
We also beseech you, O Lord, to bless the work of the delegates of
this Republican Party Convention who have come together to carry
forward our democratic institutions. Remember now your servants,
President George W. Bush, and Vice-President Richard Cheney. Give
them at all times the wisdom from above; the dedication to justice;
the knowledge of the truth that sets us free; and above all the love,
for this nation and for all people, both friend and foe alike.
Guide them to fulfill the duties of their office always in a way
pleasing to You, for the good of our nation, for the peace and
happiness of the world, and for the glory of Your Holy Name. For
Yours alone is the dominion and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
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