The Lord shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand; A nation of fierce countenance…” -Deuteronomy 28:49-50
In May of 2011, I had the opportunity to give the opening prayer to the House of Representatives at the state capital in Minnesota. That door was opened at the request of a local representative named Ernie Leidiger R-District 47 A, to which I gladly responded.
Now, let me set the stage for you here.
As I entered the Capitol chambers, I was introduced to Speaker of the House Kurt Zellers as “the guy that gets things done around here.”
Before my prayer, I had asked the chaplain if I could provide a preface to my prayer to bring understanding by using an analogy. He approved, and off I went to the podium to…