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Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi begins the State of the County Address with Prayer.
Over 1000 guests from State officials, members of clergy, community leaders and activists filled the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center to hear the State of the County speech of the honorable Executive, Warren Evans.
Please read, say Ameen and send your comments!
The text of the prayer-
Peace be upon you all
It’s so beautiful and a blessing to share a prayer while standing with such an esteemed assembly of religious leaders, Rev. Roberts and other honorable interfaith colleagues on this stage this evening!
Thank you Lord for this companionship, celebrating the unity of our county and community.
We start this State of the County communication in Your name, since Your name is the source of every meaning, motivation and mobilization.
You are the Lord of light and love, beauty and benevolence, glory and grace, power and perfection, hope and healing. Your greatness and sovereignty is beyond our comprehension.
You created this cosmos with Your limitless power and created man to be Your deputy on this Earth with so many Divine duties.
You sent Abraham to teach us sincerity and submission, Moses for justice and freedom, Jesus for love and sacrifice, Mohammad for mercy and wisdom and so many other heavenly ambassadors for guidance and direction.
Please help us to appreciate Your miraculous manifestations of mercy and blessings, so we remember our responsibilities and overcome our imperfections, insecurities, sins and selfishness.
You are the Lord of all times and all places created us with diversity not to divide and destroy but to understand and respect! Please color our character with kindness and compassion and save our souls from falling in the fire of forgetfulness and the sin of hatred, hypocrisy, racism and revenge.
O Lord , O Healer of the hearts, at this time of turmoil, trial and transition heal our hearts, our houses, country, country and the world with peace, tranquility, brotherhood and unity and save us from wars, tensions, terrorists and tragedies!
Cure this world from the cancer of war, poverty, hunger, homelessness with the medicine of justice, love, humbleness and hospitality.
Thank You God for our County Executive, Mr. Warren Evans. Man of integrity, hard work, outreach and accomplishments.
Bless him O Lord with confidence, courage, compassion and determination to continue to make our county a place where all people have the opportunity of protection, health, wealth, freedom and fairness.
Please Help us to be part of the solution and help our County Administration to defeat not only the financial deficits but any deficits in our spiritual values, families, youth and our county social life.
Bless our County and country and make us truly one nation under Your Kingdom with liberty, love and loyalty!
إِنَّ هَـٰذِهِ أُمَّتُكُمْ أُمَّةً وَاحِدَةً وَأَنَا رَبُّكُمْ فَاعْبُدُونِ
“Your community, a single community, and I am your Lord, So worship Me
O Compassionate and Merciful Lord please forgive us for our shortcomings and lead us to the strait path of success and salvation. Ameen!