U.S. Rep. Babin Observes 2018 National Day of Prayer
Washington, May 3, 2018
U.S. Representative Brian Babin (TX-36) marked today’s annual National Day of Prayer with the following prayer and reflection:
“Father, as we observe the National Day of Prayer we pray for unity and healing throughout our Nation. Lord, we pray for unity as Americans regardless of our differing ideas, backgrounds, or party affiliation. At such a critical time in our nation’s history, we can do nothing more important than pray.
Founding father, Patrick Henry’s, words from March 1799 still hold true today, "Let us trust God, and our better judgment to set us right hereafter. United we stand, divided we fall. Let us not split into factions which must destroy that union upon which our existence hangs." It is my prayer that we return to you Father and our country will begin to resemble the United States, rather than the divided states of America.
Last year Hurricane Harvey hit our shores and the suffering came to all – regardless of color, creed, economic status or age. But we also saw the beauty of what makes America great in what followed as tens of thousands of individuals from across the country united to help Southeast Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey, a storm of biblical proportion. Those folks lived out the Great Commandment, “love thy neighbor as thyself,” when they rescued, clothed, housed, and fed total strangers – fellow Americans who they saw in need. And, many of them continue to live this out each day as our recovery is far from over. Lord, we are deeply thankful for the thousands of volunteers who have pitched in to help their neighbors in need. There is beauty in that.
Today we pray that you would give wisdom to our leaders – President Trump, Vice-President Pence, our Congressional leaders, our Governor, and state and local elected officials. Father, may they seek true wisdom that comes from you. We pray that, as a nation, we would return to you and give you the honor you are due.
Help me to humbly serve you with integrity in the United States Congress.
Father, we pray for your blessing for the people of the 36th Congressional District, State of Texas, and the United States of America. We ask all of this in the name of your Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.”