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OUR ETERNAL CREATOR AND OUR
GOD,


WE, YOUR CHILDREN, COME INTO YOUR DIVINE PRESENCE THIS SPRING MARCH DAY, IN THE QUIETNESS OF THIS CHAMBER, ASKING THAT YOU CREATE WITHIN US CLEAN HEARTS AND PURE MINDS AND THAT YOU CLEANSE US FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, INCLUDING THAT HUMAN TENDANCY TO PUT SELF BEFORE THE LARGER GOOD.

MAY WE NOT ALLOW THE NOISES OF THE EARTHLY REALM TO
DROWN THAT STILL SMALL VOICE FROM THE HEAVENLY SPHERE.

AS THE HART PANTS AFTER THE WATERBROOK, EVEN SO WE PANT AFTER YOUR INFINITE WISDOM. SHOW US THE FOOLISHNESS OF ATTEMPTING TO LEAD OTHERS WITHOUT THE BENEFIT OF YOUR PRUDENCE AND YOUR PURITY SHEPHERDING US.
HELP US TO DISCERN BETWEEN THE GOOD AND THE EVIL, AND ALWAYS TO CHOOSE THE GOOD.

THANK YOU FOR THE MIRACLES OF LIFE AND GRACE. DEFEND OUR LIBERTIES, CREATED BY YOU, AND CHAMPIONED BY VIRGINIAíS FOREFATHERS.

MAY WE BE AS FAITHFUL IN SEEKING YOU AS ARE THE WAVELETTS LAPPING THE HALLOWED BANKS OF THE JAMES, THOSE BANKS ON WHICH WAS FOUNDED THE MOTHER OF OUR STATE AND OUR NATION.

WE HUMBLY SEEK YOUR FACE, OUR BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR; SHINE UPON OUR PATHWAY LEADING TO OUR CELESTIAL HOME OF ETERNAL LIFE AND PEACE.

AMEN


(Prayer offered in Virginia Senate Chamber on 3-2-10, by Dr. Fillmer Hevener of Farmville.)
 

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