Pastor Brian Solomon who, along with Pastor Brian Hanson, leads a ministry to members of the Ohio Legislature recently was invited to open the Ohio Senate with prayer. This is what he prayed:
“Heavenly Father, we’re thankful for the watch care that You provide over the affairs of these men and women.
“We are grateful that nothing escapes Your care or notice. You are never asleep and You never change. The ideology and philosophies of the times change often, but You never do.
“Your immutability gives us great comfort knowing that You always keep Your word and Your promises are true. Help us not to be so enamored by our own talents and abilities that we fail to submit ourselves to You and Your ways.
“You tell us in Colossians 3 that we are to demonstrate compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving each other as You have forgiven us.
“I pray that You would find each of us faithful in pursuing those qualities in our hearts and minds.
“Father, many things vie for our attention…would You grant wisdom and clarity to these men and women as they do the work of serving the needs of the people of Ohio. We need Your help and we pray for it in the name of Jesus. Amen.”