The LIGHTHOUSE Bed and Breakfast
I think of God above,
Who sent His Son, a gift to us,
To show His precious love.
It keeps our path so clear.
But when we slip and things grow dim,
Just remember He’s always near!
And help keep your faith real strong,
And by the grace of God above,
Things won’t go terribly wrong.
And things grow suddenly dim,
We must always remember
It’s a challenge given to us by Him.
The life that Jesus led,
So pray real hard for strength each night
Before you go to bed.
In all you say and do,
For others are always watching
For the Jesus that shines in you!
Speaking before a backdrop of terror and tragedy, President Bush asked Americans "to pray for wisdom to know and do what is right" at Thursday's National Prayer Breakfast.
Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, gave the opening prayer.
"As we strive to do what's right, teach us to give and not count the cost, to toil and not seek reward, to accept Your will and not doubt," Myers said.
People from nations around the world, including three heads of government, 56 senators and 241 representatives, gathered for four reasons: 1) to lift up the president and first lady in prayer; 2) to mourn the loss of the Columbia astronauts; 3) to celebrate a common faith in God; and 4) to remember the needs of the poor.
"This is a testing time for our country," Bush said. "In this hour of our country's history, we stand in the need of prayer. We pray for the families that have known recent loss. We pray for the men and women who serve around the world to defend our freedom."
National Security Advisor Dr. Condoleeza Rice echoed the theme.
"I have turned to God in prayer more and more in this past year-and- a-half," Rice said. "Terror and tragedy have made us more aware of our vulnerability and our own mortality. We're living through a time of testing and consequence, and praying that our wisdom and will are equal to the work before us."
She added: "Faith is what gives comfort, humility and hope even in the darkest hours."
The president said he personally prays for strength, guidance and forgiveness. As he looked across the room, he remarked how "The Almighty God is a God to everybody."
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