"Almighty God, Father of all mankind and judge over nations, we pray to
thee to guide our work in this meeting and in all our days, send thy peace
to our nation and to all nations, hasten the fulfillment of Thy promise
of peace that shall have no end."
"We pray for those
who serve the people and guard the public welfare that by Thy blessing
they may be enabled to discharge their duties honestly and well.
We pray for our comrades that by Thy help they may observe the strictest
Justice. Keep alight the fires of Freedom. Strive earnestly
for the spirit of Democracy, and preserve untarnished our loyalty to our
Country and to Thee. Especially do we ask, Thy blessing and comfort
for those comrades who are suffering mental and physical disability.
Cheer them and bring back to them the blessings of health and happiness.
Finally, oh God of mercy, we remember lovingly before Thee our departed
comrades who receive with Thee the reward of life everlasting. May
theirsplendid example guide us, now and forever. Amen."