PHILADELPHIA, July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Almighty and gracious God, God of unlimited love and uncompromising faithfulness:
At this auspicious day and hour, we call upon Your great and holy name, and we ask that You come to us and abide in us, illuminating our minds and souls with the light of Your truth and Your goodness.
You have revealed Yourself as the defender of the poor and the guide of the blind, as the protector of orphans and the liberator of the oppressed, as the friend of the foreigner and the consolation of the outcast. Open our hearts to become more like You, O compassionate One. Teach us to walk in Your gracious and generous ways.
Bless our nation today, O Lord, even as You blessed us so richly in years past. Grant us stability and security, justice and freedom, righteousness and peace. Appoint for us leaders and legislators and judges who will guide us to fulfill Your holy will and to build a better world for all people.
Send Your mercies upon these, Your servants, the delegates of the Democratic National Convention. Bestow grace on those they have nominated for the exalted and awesome offices of President and Vice President of the United States of America — Hillary Rodham Clinton and Tim Kaine — so that they may be faithful in their calling, and may honorably serve You, and our fellow citizens, and all the peoples of the world, through their conduct in the days and months and years ahead.
We embrace Your holy words, Lord, believing that "righteousness exalts a nation" (Proverbs 14:34). Holy God: Exalt and lift high these United States of America, to follow in Your righteousness, Your mercy, Your compassion, Your unconditional love, and to walk in Your truth that sets us free, and will keep us free.
And so we pray reiterating the words of the Bible, "Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God unto the ages of ages! Amen" (Revelation 7:12).
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SOURCE 2016 Democratic National Convention Committee