An Invocation MCPA

The following is the invocation I offered at today’s Minnesota Chiefs of Police executive 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 that you guide us in the spirit of cooperation and teamwork. As we plan for the future and we look at the needs of our individual agencies, help us to see the common goals and objectives of the profession from a regional and national perspective. Help us preserve our unique individual identities, while building a quality collective identity. An identity built upon the common mission we all share, to protect and to serve.

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.