An Invocation: MCPA 12/20/07

The following is the invocation I offered at this months Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association board meeting.

Dear God,

We thank you today for this opportunity to gather in the spirit of law enforcement leadership. We ask for guidance as we carry out our leadership roles in this association.

Specifically today we ask for the ability to graciously receive this season’s gifts of celebration and new beginnings. For those of the Christian faith, the celebration of the birth of Christ. We will also celebrate the coming of new light as the days of growing darkness end and become days of growing light. We will also celebrate the beginnings of a new year.

As we receive these gifts help us to respond graciously with a most simple gift, the gift of kindness. Help us to see the value of kindness in all that we do as we carry out our difficult and challenging responsibilities.

Bless the food we receive today as nourishment for our bodies, the information presented as nourishment for our minds and the fellowship we share as nourishment for our souls.