Monday, August 25, 2008 at 03:00 PM As we embark on this historic occasion, we pray that God will guide us in our decision making as we renew our commitment to protect those in the dawn of life, our children, those in the twilight of life, our elders, and those in the shadows of life that scripture calls upon us to serve: the poor, the sick, the disabled, the stranger, the immigrants. We gather here in Denver to nominate Senator Barack Obama for the presidency of the United States, cognizant of the tremendous responsibilities we inherit. We ask God to give us the wisdom and the strength to do God’s will as we launch this campaign of global significance. It is with confidence and faith in the divine that we engage in this effort to meet the challenges our country faces. God has blessed our party with delegates who reflect the diversity of our great nation in age, gender, race, ethnic heritage, geographic location, professional status, and educational background. We pray for God’s guidance in honoring and respecting this diversity as we come together to deliberate upon the issues important to our communities. We remember the words of Jesus Christ who called upon us to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and care for the least among us. In this spirit we pray for God’s help in recommitting ourselves to the principles of social justice and equal opportunity in our country and in our world. May God bless us as we assume our sacred responsibility to represent those at home on our farms, in our cities, in our barrios and on our Native American reservations. We pray in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.