“We unite to acknowledge that all good gifts come from Thee,” prayed Sister Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society general president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who participated in the National Day of Prayer at the White House in Washington, D.C., Thursday, May 3, 2018.
In a Rose Garden ceremony, Sister Bingham stood with other Christian, Hindu, Muslim and Jewish leaders from across the United States to offer prayers.
“Heavenly Father, many are in need, and we pray for all who are working unselfishly to improve lives. May we become a land of ‘good Samaritans,’ laboring in love to lift the hands of the downtrodden, the oppressed, and the afflicted,” she said.
Sister Bingham continued: “Please strengthen homes and families which provide loving guidance in building capable and compassionate citizens. … Help us to find ways to understand and value one another, to work together in cooperation and selflessness, rather than seek for personal gain, to satisfy vain ambitions, or to gratify pride.” (Read her full prayer here.)
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