Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Prayers by the Chaplain

81st Congress, 1st Session, Senate Document No. 86...

Prayers offered by the Chaplain; The Rev. Peter Marshall, D.D.,
at the opening of the daily sessions of the Senate of the United States during the eightieth and eighty-first Congresses - 1947-1949:

Thursday, January 27, 1949 -

THE VICE PRESIDENT: Prayer will be offered by Dr. Clarence W. Cranford, minister, Calvary Baptist Church, of Washington D.C.

DR. CRANFORD: The prayer I shall offer this morning was written for this session by Dr. Peter Marshall, as one of the last things he did before he died.

Deliver us, our Father, from futile hopes and from clinging to lost causes, that we may move into ever-growing calm and ever-widening horizons.

Where we cannot convince, let us be willing to persuade, for small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.

We know that we cannot do everything. But help us to do something. For Jesus sake. Amen.

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