Transcripts of full meetings of the council.

Good morning, Councilmembers, staffs, and guests. Let us place ourselves in the presence of our great God.

Oh, Lord our God, we give you thanks for all the blessings that you have bestowed upon us. We acknowledge your sovereignty and all powerfulness.

Gathering in this public assembly, we ask for the guidance of your spirit that these public servants make right and just decisions to the benefit of your people in this great City of Philadelphia.

Your graciousness in empowering us to do what is right makes us humble, but ever willing servants to do good. As we strive to do your will, oh Lord our God, we are constantly confronted by our human condition and its accompanying weaknesses. Even so, we continue to strive to provide our society with an environment that is just and peaceful within the boundaries of your power and love.

We ask for the gift of your spirit as we share all these blessings through you, our great and gracious God.

Amen.

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