Transcript for Cardinal Timothy Dolan's Benediction: Anti-Abortion at DNC?
With a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence. Let us close this convention by praying for this land that we so cherish and love. Let us pray. Almighty god. Father of Abraham. Isaac and Jake had revealed to us all powerfully and your son Jesus Christ we thank you. For showering your blessings upon this our beloved nation -- all here present. At all across this great land to work hard. For the day when a greater portion of your justice. And a more ample measure of your care for the poor and suffering. May prevail in these United States. Help us to see that a societies greatness is found above all in their respected shows for the weakest. And neediest among us. We -- -- almighty god to -- your grace on this noble experiment in -- liberty. Which began with a confident assertion. Of inalienable rights bestowed upon us by U. Life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Buster we praise you for the gift of life. Grant us the courage to defendant. Life without which no other rights are secure. We ask your benediction on those waiting to be -- that they may be welcomed and protected. Strengthen our sick and our elders. Waiting to see your holding face of life send. That they may be accompanied by true compassion and cherished with the did dignity do those who are -- -- and fragile. We praise and thank you for the gift of liberty. -- this land of the free never -- those brave enough to defend our basic freedoms. -- renewal and all our people a profound respect for religious liberty the first. Most cherish freedom bequeathed upon us and our founding. May our liberty -- and harmony with truth. Freedom -- -- didn't goodness and justice. Help us live our freedom and faith hope and love. -- us ever grateful for those. Who for over two centuries have given their lives. In freedom's defense. We commend their noble souls to your reach her own care -- even now we -- the protection of your mighty arm. Upon our men and women in uniform. We praise and thank you for granting -- the life. And the liberty by which we can pursue happiness. Show us a -- That happiness is found only in respecting the laws of nature and of nature's god. In power us with your grace. So that we might resist the temptation. Jury placed the moral Lawler vitals of our own making. Artery make those institutions. Give you've given us for the nurturing of life and community. May we welcome those -- -- to breathe free. And to pursue happiness in this land of freedom. Adding their gifts to those whose families have lived here for centuries. We praise and thank you for the American genius of government. Of the people by the people and far the people. Oh god of wisdom justice and might we ask your guidance for those who govern us president Barack Obama. Vice president Joseph Biden. Congress the Supreme Court. And all the -- including governor Mitt Romney and congressman Paul Ryan who seek to serve the common good by seeking public office. Make them all worthy to serve. You by serving our country. And help them remember that the only just government as the government that serves its citizens rather than itself. With your grace may all Americans. Choose wisely as we consider the future course of public policy. And finally largely -- sure benediction. On all of us who depart from here this evening. And I and all those and every land who -- to conduct your lives in freedom and justice. We beg you to remembers we pledge to remember. Those who are not free those who suffer for freedom's cause those who work for out of work needy sick -- alone. Those who are persecuted for their religious convictions. -- still ravaged by war. And most of all god almighty we thank you for the great gift of our beloved country for we are indeed one nation under god. And in god we trust. So dear god bless America you who live and reign forever and ever. -- --
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