Transcripts of full meetings of the council.

Peace and blessings Pas Babascom (ph) to all of you. In the spirit of ecumenism, let us pray together.

Human progress is not an automatic nor inevitable. Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle, the tireless exertion and passionate concerns of dedicated individuals.

It is in this spirit we gather before thy presence, oh God, in such a precipice as this to confront the steep cliffs of government and to be deliberate in our loyalty as we participate in the proactive works of justice.

Faced with the barriers of difficulty, we petition thee, oh God, for wisdom and the practical application of integrity and responsibility that we may be found devoted to the authenticity of our commitment. Help us in this day, oh God, with the benefit of courage and to intervene, not for individual's sake but for the duty of public policy in that the entrusted resources given may be equally distributed.

And now we petition thee this morning with our hearts turned toward the poor, the imprisoned, the weak, the homeless, and the unemployed that we commit to serving this day unconditionally.

In Jesus' name, we pray.

Amen.

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