Invocations given at the Columbia County Board of Education Meeting
Let us place ourselves in God’s presence!
Dear God, we are grateful for the opportunity to serve our country and community! Especially to educate others!
We ask you to:
Open our ears to listen to the voice of others,
Open our eyes to see the needs around us
Open our hands to lift up those who need help
Open our mind to understand the common goods and your will
Open heart to love the way you love
And most of all open our lips to speak up nothing but the truth!
We also ask for the courage to give of ourselves in ways that make a difference — to our families, to our town, to our nation,
May all that we discuss and decide at this meeting, are for the common good of the community and the Glory of Your name! Amen!
February 8th, 2011
Fr. Martino Nguyen Ba-Thong