Prayer delivered by Rev. Kim Wells at the beginning of the Pinellas County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday Feb. 9, 2016.
Let us pray –
In these quiet moments we remember the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who reminded us that everyone can serve regardless of where we are on the social, educational, or economic spectrum. This is important because serving affirms human dignity and ennobles the human spirit.
In the call to service, King echoes the teachings of Jesus which invite people to find their highest good in serving the common good.
This day we give thanks for all who serve especially those who serve in government and through the Pinellas County Board of Commissioners. May all seek to create a society in which everyone, regardless of past or class, has the opportunity to serve; to make a positive, constructive contribution to the greater good.
So may we all learn to live together justly and in right relationship with one another and the Earth. Amen.