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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A Prayer for the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors

Each month I get to open the Board of Supervisors meeting in prayer.  Here is my prayer for March 4th, 2014.

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for the clouds you have brought our way.  Thank you for the promise they hold of rain and snow that will replenish the land, lakes, rivers and streams of our county.  I pray you would continue to bless us with the clouds.  I pray they would continue to pour out rain and snow so our farmers, vintners, ranchers, river companies, ski resorts and all the other businesses that depend upon water would be blessed.  Thank you for the reminder through the clouds of just how little we control in life and are in need of grace each day.
            Thank you for the great place we get to live in El Dorado county, help us never forget just how blessed we are.  Thank you for the men and women in this room and throughout the county who are committed to preserving and strengthening the best things in this county.  Let there be wisdom, insight and kindness in everything they do today as they care for the people of El Dorado County, not just the land and its resources.
            As young men and women leave this county to be equipped to defend our country we pray you would go with them to protect them and strengthen them.  Be with their families to comfort them.  As other young men and women return from serving us by serving our country we pray for peace and healing upon them.
            Be with those who serve us each and every day in law enforcement, emergency services and medical services.  Protect their hearts, minds and bodies in an increasingly dangerous and ugly world.  Help them to stand for justice and walk in integrity, to protect the weak and vulnerable, to stand against evil wherever it may be found.
            Thank you for your continued blessings.  Please continue to pour out your provision and blessings upon us so we can be a blessing to others.

I pray these things in the name of Jesus.  Amen.

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