Day 7 [ 2010]: http://www.senate.mo.gov/10info/Journals/SDay07071321-35.pdf: Reverend Carl Gauck offered the following prayer:
“Life makes warriors of us all. To emerge the victors, we must arm ourselves with the most potent of weapons. That weapon is prayer.”
(Rebbi Nachman of Breslov)
Gracious God, we do come to You now in prayer. We pray in thanksgiving for safe travel and Your abiding presence. We pray for
encouragement that all the work that has been done is helpful to complete our work. We pray for open and dedicated minds so we might be
helpful one to the other in the work before us. And we pray that our efforts may produce the outcome that is most beneficial. In Your Holy
Name we pray. Amen.
Day 64 [Monday, May 4, 2009]: http://www.senate.mo.gov/09info/Journals/RDay6405041371-1394.pdf: Reverend Carl Gauck offered the following prayer:
“All beginnings require that you unlock a new door.” (Rebbi Nachman of Breslov)
Heavenly Father, we begin a new week that requires us to see all that comes our way as fresh but filled with its own problems and
challenges. Help us to be willing to open new doors of cooperation and grant us patience so Your desires for us are fulfilled. Guide our words
and our efforts so we may be a blessing to others as we walk the path You lead us. In Your Holy Name we pray. Amen.
Day 67 [Tuesday, May 11, 2010]: http://www.senate.mo.gov/10info/pdf-jrnl/DAY67.pdf: Reverend Carl Gauck offered the following prayer:
“While praying, listen to the words very carefully. When your heart is attentive, your entire being enters your prayer without your having
to force it.” (Rebbe Nachman of Breslov)
Heavenly Father, we know that with all the demands on us and time away from those we love, we are not as centered as we have need
to be. Help us to pray and listen to those words and be centered in You. Help us to lovingly move among one another and work co-operatively
one with the other so our decisions are helpful, and our bills accomplish precisely what You desire. In Your Holy Name we pray. Amen.
Day 69 [Thursday, May 13, 2010]: http://www.senate.mo.gov/10info/pdf-jrnl/DAY69.pdf: Reverend Carl Gauck offered the following prayer:
“The highest peace is the peace between opposites.” (Rebbe Nachman of Breslov)
Almighty God, it is becoming a long week with just today and tomorrow to accomplish the many things that are before us. We are more
tired than usual and sometimes we grow short on patience so we need Your presence and help so we might be “slow to anger and abounding
with steadfast love.”. Walk with us as we discuss and discern that which is before us to live faithful lives, avoid temptations and make all
decisions according to Your intentions for us. In Your Holy Name we pray. Amen.