Thursday, September 4, 2008

Episcopal priest gave invocation at Republican National Convention

Episcopal News Service piece about Georgia priest and the Republican National Convention.

The Rev. Robert Certain, an Episcopal priest who was a former prisoner of war in Vietnam, opened the Republican National Convention evening session on September 2 with prayer. Certain asked God to "grant wisdom and grace" to President Bush and other U.S. leaders and that the presidential, vice-presidential and other political candidates be granted the "courage to face the rigors of the campaign (and) honesty and integrity to cast a vision of unity, progress and liberty." He also asked God to "teach our people to rely on your strength, and to accept their responsibilities to their fellow citizens, that they may put country first, elect trustworthy leaders and make wise decisions for the well-being of our society."

1 comment:

Bruce Robison said...

I thought he had a very fine ministry to Mrs. Ford and the family and in his public and liturgical role at services for President Ford. A good guy.