USA. Republican Stephanie Borowicz opened a legislative session in Pennsylvania with a Christian prayer and that wasn’t appreciated by some.
After the prayer, which you can read in it’s enterity below, the first female Muslim lawmaker, Movita Johnson-Harrell, was sworn in and she is now accusing Borowicz for Islamophobia and that her prayer was highly offensive towards her, her guests and other members of the House. Many Democrats are now claiming that Borowicz used her religion to intimidate, demean and degrade. I know another group that use their religion in that way too, for example by taking every chance to shout Islamophobia.
It’s the custom of the General Assembly to start their sessions with a prayer and that a majority Christian country pray in the way that the Bible teaches shouldn’t be seen as a slight. I’m sure that when the Muslims lead the prayer it reflects their faith. If they want faith-neutral prayers the rules should be changed to say so or perhaps the practice should be abandoned entirely to avoid that somebody takes it as a personal attack.
Jesus, I thank you for this privilege Lord of letting me pray God. That, I, Jesus am your ambassador today. Standing here representing you – the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the Great I Am, the One who is coming back again, the one who came, died and rose again on the third day. I’m so privileged to stand here today. So thank you for this honor, Jesus.
God, for those that came before us like George Washington in Valley Forge and Abraham Lincoln who sought after you in Gettysburg and the Founding Fathers in Independence Hall – Jesus – that sought after you and fasted and prayed for this nation to be founded on your principles and your words and your truths.
God forgive us. Jesus we’ve lost sight of you. We’ve forgotten you, God, in our country. And we are asking you to forgive us, Jesus. Your promise in your word says if my people who are called by name will humble themselves and pray and seek your face and turn from their wicked ways that you’ll heal our land. Jesus, you are our only hope.
God , I pray for our leaders – Speaker Turzi, Leader Culter, Governor Wolf, President Trump. Lord, thank you that he stands beside Israel unequivocally Lord. Thank you that – Jesus – that we are blessed because we stand by Israel and we ask for the peace of Jerusalem as your word says God.
We ask that we not be overcome by evil and that we overcome evil with good in this land once again. I claim all these things in the powerful, mighty name of Jesus, at the name of Jesus every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that you Jesus are lord.
In Jesus name. Amen.