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DeLay: To Serve Well is to Serve Humbly; Asks for Prayers for Congress on National Day of Prayer
Yahoo News ^ | 5/5/05 | Yahoo News

Posted on 05/05/2005 7:50:31 PM PDT by wagglebee

WASHINGTON, May 5 /U.S. Newswire/ -- House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) today delivered remarks on the importance of humility in public service and asked for continued prayers for the U.S. Congress at the annual National Day of Prayer service. Below are excerpts from his remarks.

"No man or woman of any faith or of no faith can truly love, truly serve, truly persevere, truly dare mighty deeds, truly hope for the future or truly honor the past, without a humble heart.

"So it is for humility, then, that, on behalf of the legislative branch -- both houses, both parties -- I ask for your prayers today. Because the only way we can serve well is to serve humbly, as servants both to God and our nation.

"For all the troubles in our world today, we can never forget that humanity has never before possessed a greater capacity for virtue than at this moment. With a richer, healthier, and more populous planet than at any time in history, mankind has never been blessed with a greater garden, nor with greater means of protecting it.

"And while all these gifts carry with them unprecedented temptations toward pride, so do they carry unprecedented opportunities for humble service - here in Congress, across America, and around the world in the hearts of all people of all faiths.

"Here in Washington, the seat of the most powerful nation in history, these days pose unique challenges and offer unique opportunities. For however dangerous, these days we live are the envy of all times and men.

"Think of what we could accomplish if we checked our pride at the door, if collectively we all spent less time taking credit and more time deserving it. If we spent less time ducking responsibility and more time welcoming it. If we spent less time on our soapboxes and more time on our knees.

"No matter what your faith, no matter what your political persuasion, your prayers for our increased humility, for our ever-humbler service to God and neighbor are needed and wanted."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 109th; congress; delay; humility; nationaldayofprayer; natldayofprayer; tomdelay

1 posted on 05/05/2005 7:50:33 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: wagglebee

Amen!


2 posted on 05/05/2005 7:52:54 PM PDT by wk4bush2004
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To: wagglebee

The 'pubs had better stand by this good man.


3 posted on 05/05/2005 8:20:33 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Delenda est Liberalism!)
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To: wagglebee

Amen.


4 posted on 05/05/2005 8:52:52 PM PDT by ArmyBratproud
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

I was at a meeting tonight. And there was a lot of support for Delay.

Someone reported on how effective Tom Delay has been.

He has gotten a lot of stuff through the House for Republicans.

A person who would know, called Delay one of the most effective Republicans ever.

And they mentioned that his effectiveness is the reason they are going after him.

Newsmax is about to do a big write up about who is behind it all....and why.

It will be in their printed edition.


5 posted on 05/05/2005 8:55:35 PM PDT by ArmyBratproud
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

AMEN to that!


7 posted on 05/05/2005 9:27:11 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (SAVE THE BRAINFOREST! Boycott the RED Dead Tree Media!)
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To: wagglebee

There he goes again. Creating controversy by asking for prayers. What a hateful partisan thing to do. This guy just doesn't know when to quit.


8 posted on 05/05/2005 9:31:41 PM PDT by Ron in Acreage (Democrat or Communist? Is there a difference?)
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To: ArmyBratproud

"I was at a meeting tonight. And there was a lot of support for Delay. "


I'm very happy to hear your report. I am sick of hearing Delay attacked day after day by the MSM. He has my support and prayers.

I look forward to the Newmax report. It will be interesting to hear just exactly who is behind this maddness.


9 posted on 05/06/2005 12:05:50 AM PDT by Pepper777
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

...The 'pubs had better stand by this good man...

Well worth repeating.


10 posted on 05/07/2005 10:48:09 PM PDT by planekT (Go DeLay, Go!)
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