Sen. John Proos gives invocation before Michigan Senate session

LANSING—Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, delivered the invocation before the Wednesday morning session of the Michigan Senate – asking for guidance for all public officials.

“Heavenly Father, we come to you today, as men and women of faith who are entrusted to do your will as public policy makers charged with establishment of the laws,” Proos said. “As we listen to today’s Gospel of Matthew 5:17-19, we hear that Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. Amen, I say to you, until Heaven and Earth pass away, not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law, until all things have taken place. Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do so will be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.’”

Proos concluded by saying, “Help each of us to remember Lord, today and always, that your commandments are in fact our guideposts for eternal life. We pray this prayer in the name of your Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.”

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Editor’s note: A print-quality photograph of Proos is available by visiting the senator’s website at: www.SenatorJohnProos.com. Click on “Photowire” under the Media Center tab.