The previous post contained the invocation I intended to share at our monthly meeting today. When I learned we would be honoring the Hennepin County Traffic Officer of the Year, I modified the invocation as follows:
We thank you once again for this opportunity to gather in the spirit of Public Safety leadership. We ask that you bless the food we receive today as nourishment for our bodies, the information we receive as nourishment for our minds and the fellowship we share as nourishment for our souls.
Specifically today we ask for blessings on the officers of our departments who are responsible for enforcing our traffic laws. Keep them safe amidst the hazards of the job and also give them strength and wisdom to carry out their duties.
Again we thank you for this time together. Please guide us as we lead those who protect and serve our communities.