Galloway Township officials are expected to approve the following prayers for use before Township Council meetings. Members of council will read one of the prayers, and officials said anyone who would like to pray can speak during the public comment portion of the meeting:

God of all Nations,

Be with us and guide us as we enter a New Year. Raise us up when we stumble and point us toward a better tomorrow. Grant that we may both perceive and know what decisions we are to make, and receive grace and power to fulfill what is expected of us. Accept our humble prayers for ourselves and all humanity. Amen

Almighty God,

We ask Thee to grant us the wisdom to walk in thy light and the courage to accept the responsibilities placed upon us. Guide us by thy truth; uphold us by thy power and grant that thy presence, may ever be with us. Amen

Dear God,

We ask Thy blessing on this meeting and all those assembled here. May our actions be filled with kindness and forbearance, and may we be ever mindful of our obligations to each other and to Thee. Amen

Almighty God,

We pray for the strength and courage to work towards a nation and world of peace and understanding. Grant that our decisions be wise, our principles sound and our performance in office faithful. Amen

Almighty God,

We ask Thee to grant us the wisdom to walk in thy light and the courage to accept the responsibilities placed upon us. Amen

Almighty God,

We are thankful for this nation of which we are a humble part. We are proud of its historic past; we rejoice in its glorious presence and pray for its righteous future. Amen

Dear God,

We give thanks for the light of another day, for the work we have to do and the strength to do it. Guide us by thy light, uphold us by they power and sustain us with they love. Amen

Almighty God,

We remember that the world is Thy creation, and that life is Thy gift, uplift our thoughts from the littleness of our own works to the greatness, the majesty and the wonder of Thine, and teach us to behold Thy glory that we may grow into Thy likeness. Amen

O God,

Who art the source of all existence and light of all seeing, uplift our thoughts from the littleness of our own works to the greatness, the majesty, and the wonder of Thine, and teach us to behold thy glory that we may grow into thy likeness.

Amen

Almighty God,

We pray that strength and courage abundant be given to all who work for a world of reason and understanding, that the blessings of peace be ours - the peace to build and grow, to live in harmony and sympathy with others, and to plan for the future with confidence.

Amen

O God,

In whom we live and move and have our being; we humbly pray thee so to guide and govern us by thy Holy Spirit that in all the cares and conditions of our daily life we may remember that we are ever walking in thy sight.

Amen

Dear God,

We pray for the strength and courage to work for a world of peace and understanding, for new visions and truth, and a new service to our fellow man. Grant unto all assembled here health and happiness and let thy blessings rest upon us.

Amen

Almighty God,

We are thankful for this nation of which we are a humble part. We are proud of its historic past; we rejoice in its glorious present and pray for its righteous future. We are thankful of our independence and freedom but recognize our dependence upon Thee, thereby continuing to call for thy divine blessing.

Amen

Dear God,

As we convene this afternoon, grant each of us the guidance and control which shall maintain our hearts in peace with one another and with thee. Help us in doing our duties and defend from all evil.

Amen

Dear God,

As we approach the celebration of another Independence Day, we thank you for your many blessings and the freedoms we exercise daily.

Amen

Almighty God,

By thou our strength, our hope, our guide. Give purpose to our work, meaning to our struggle and direction to our striving. Cause us to understand that only through human betterment, true fellowship and deeds of kindness can we feel thy presence. Bring peace to our hearts and strengthen our desire to live in peace with all our fellow human beings.

Amen

Dear God,

We thank thee for the beauty of this summer day that can only be given by thy loving hands. Be with us and make us mindful of thy glory and power, and abide in our hearts with love and peace.

Amen

Lead us, O God,

That we may be leaders of our community and continue to guide us in the decisions we make for the service of others.

Amen

God of all nations and people,

Grant us the knowledge and compassion to wisely execute the duties of our office. We ask, O God, that you bless our nation and this world with peaceful solutions in all controversy.

Amen

Father,

We ask thee to grant thy divine guidance to this Council and all those charged with the responsibility to work with them. Grant that their decisions be wise, their principles sound and their performance in office faithful.

Amen

Almighty God,

We thank you for giving us the opportunity to gather together today. Give us wisdom and courage as we look forward to the future. Help us to discover areas in our personal and community relationships where light, peace, and justice are needed as we open ourselves to others and seek God's spirit.

Show us, as a nation, the way to be a light to all nations and a bringer of peace and justice to the world. We ask that you be with us and guide us as we do our work.

Amen

Father,

Grant us the wisdom to walk in thy light and the courage to accept the responsibilities placed upon us. Grant that our principles may be sound, our decisions wise and our performance in office faithful.

Amen

Father,

In whom we live and move and have our being, grant unto us purity of heart and strength of purpose, so that no selfish passion may hinder us from knowing thy will, and no weakness from doing it.

Amen

Dear God,

Guide us that we may be productive leaders of our community. Direct our actions and decisions, O God, for the service to others.

Amen

Almighty God,

We thank thee for the blessings of this Thanksgiving season. We pray that Thou will guide us, in this our thanksgiving for harvest, for land, and for liberty; and lead this nation to acknowledge its dependence upon thee for food, for faith and for freedom.

Amen

Dear God,

As we usher in the Christmas Season, we pray that the blessing of peace continues to unite our nation and grow throughout the world.

Amen

Dear God,

We pray that the true spirit of this Christmas Season - its joy, its beauty and its hope - may live among us, that the blessings of peace by ours - the peace to build and grow, to live in harmony and sympathy with others, and to plan for the future with confidence.

Amen

Almighty God,

As we assemble here for the close of another year and the beginning of a new one, we pray for new visions of truth, a new wonder of thy love and a new service to our fellow man. Bless each and every one gathered here today, grant them health and happiness in the days to come.

Amen

We gather here today as a diverse but united community to make decisions for the common good. May our efforts be blessed with insight guided by understanding and wisdom. May our personal faiths give us strength to act honestly and fairly in all matters before us. Real strength can always find compromise. Let us work together finding common ground that enables us to move forward with a shared purpose. We pray for the safety, health and well-being of all we serve here today.

Amen!

We meet to serve our community to use our resources wisely and well to represent all members of our community fairly to make decisions that promote the common good. We recognize our responsibility to the past and the future and the rights and needs of both individuals and community. As trusted servants, we seek blessings on our deliberations and on our efforts here today, May we act wisely and well.

Amen.

Bless us as we gather today for this meeting. Guide our minds and heart so that we will work for the good of our community and help all your people. Teach us to be generous in our outlook courageous in face of difficulty and wise in our decisions.

Amen.

Lord our God look with love on the people of this community and keep them safe in your service. Guide the members of this council and help them to work together for the good of all. Bless their plans and deliberations and bring them to success.

Amen.

Dear God, we are meeting today to conduct matters of business. Guide our hearts and our minds in the spirit of fairness, right thought and speech. Impart your supreme wisdom upon our activities so that our affairs may reach a successful conclusion. Thank you for being our source of guidance today.

Amen!

We gather to make decisions for our community. May we use only our best skills and judgment keeping ourselves impartial and neutral as we consider the merits and pitfalls of each matter that is placed before us and always act in accordance with what is best for our community and our fellow citizens.

Amen.

We gather together here today intent on doing good work. We seek to represent fairly and well those who have given us this task. May our efforts be blessed with insight guided by understanding and wisdom. We seek to serve with respect for all. May our personal faiths give us strength to act honestly and well in all matters before us.

Amen.