Let Us Pray
An Invocation for the June Camp Meeting
In this evening, O Father, we find our strength in You. We encounter your presence in our daily activities and Your love in the warmth of the sun, the gentleness of the breeze, and your protection with everlasting arms.
We meet on this occasion to be reminded of days gone by – days which still whisper through the ages of liberty, freedom, and self-determination.
We stand with a unique historical perspective for we stand in the blinding light of the honor and sacrifice of our Confederate forefathers. In their struggle, they believed in You. In their battles, they found peace in your promises. In their sorrows, they found the inner joy of your abiding presence.
Though some may forget what they did and what they accomplished, we will not. We pray your blessings upon their memory and your Divine guidance upon us as we seek to follow in their steps.
May You be pleased with all that is said and done in these moments tonight. We welcome your presence in the name of Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
A Benediction for the June Camp Meeting
O Lord, the day now closes about us. May we find rest in the dark and quietness of this night and refreshing for the new day tomorrow.
We pray Your continued grace upon our Southland and the rich heritage there contained. We thank You for those who set the supreme example for us to follow in that they stood: the enemy was strong but they stood; the news was not always good but they stood. The fires burned and their friends fell by their side but they stood.
O Lord, as we go from this good meeting may we stand at all times for right, duty, freedom, and liberty.
May honor, glory, and majesty be Yours through time and all eternity. In the name of Christ our Savior. Amen.