February 3, 2000 Session
Leland F. Edtl
us pray. Lord, eternal God, we give you thanks for the bounty of
this great state, for its beauty, and for its people.
have called us to be servants of your servants. We pray that you
continue to help us to faithfully represent them.
the vital and true needs of our state and the common good of all,
always, be our direction and our common purpose.
problems we face are many and the solutions seldom easy. We seek
your divine assistance in representing the many and diverse needs
of this state. Grace us with your wisdom and your vision; always
keeping us mindful of the wise use of our abundant though limited
today we ask your special blessings upon the grieving families and
friends of our citizens lost this week in the crash of Alaska
Flight No. 261.* Give them comfort and guidance during their time
Lord, guide us and keep us as we continue doing and bringing to
closure the important work of this session; the work of
representing the people of this great state who sent us.
was just a few days after the Alaska Airlines jet headed for
Seattle, WA had crashed in the ocean near California, killing all
88 passengers aboard. Dad was told afterwards that his inclusion
of this in his prayer was particularly appreciated by several
representatives who were very upset about the crash, having people
in their districts with family members who had died in the crash.