Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Invocation at our Lake Worth City Commission meeting, June 21st, 2016.

This invocation was brief, 2 minutes long, the typical length of an invocation. It was delivered respectfully and with great calm. However, this particular invocation was given following a terrible incident — one that rocked our community, the entire State of Florida, as well as the nation — a terrorist attack just 9 days earlier. An excerpt from the video below:

“Please guide our elected officials with great wisdom and integrity, and energy, and courage, and please guide us. Help us hold together a vision of our world as we long for it to be and for Lake Worth as we want it to be. That everyone who lives in this place will be respected and with an acceptance that everyone might have enough. That together we might enjoy all the fullness of the blessings of life. Then share those with all those in need. We ask all of these things in your many names. Amen and Blessed Be.”
—Quote from the invocation by Dr. Rev. Leah Brown, representing the Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beaches, following the Orlando Nightclub Attack on June 12th, 2016.