Let Us Pray
An Invocation for the January Camp Meeting
O God, our Father, we welcome your presence this evening as we recall your faithfulness to us and to our ancestors. We thank you for our common heritage and for the Christian example found in that heritage.
We thank you for men and women who treasure liberty and freedom. We thank you for their willingness to stand for the right even when the wrong is popular. We thank you for those who discerned what it was to do their duty. In this time, we remember their struggle and sacrifice and we seek to follow their example. We thank You for our Confederate history.
We unite this evening in the common cause of historic truth. Guide our thoughts, our deliberations, our presentations, and our proclamations within that pathway of truth, honor, and courage; these great characteristics embraced by Davis, Lee, Jackson, Stewart, and so many others of the Confederate States.
Accept now our thanksgiving and our praise. We desire your guidance at all times.
We offer this prayer in the strong name of Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
A Benediction for the January Camp Meeting
At the close of another day we come to you, O Lord. Accept our thanksgiving for your providence in this day and our anticipation for a restful night.
Our fellowships have been sweet. Our thoughts have been upon truth and duty. Our memories embrace a time of courage and sacrifice when young men put on the gray and stood beneath the banner of the Confederacy. As has been said, “As long as there is a Southern breeze, that banner will wave.” We thank you for our Confederate heritage.
We leave this assembly not to be silenced by the sway of political correctness. We leave this assembly with determination to speak boldly of the brave who stood when it would have been so easy to yield.
Give us safety as we journey to our homes, strength to face the dawn of a new day, and courage to stand for the right.
May honor, glory, and majesty be Yours through time and all eternity. In the name of Christ our Savior. Amen.