On an invitation from Rep. John Ward, DFL – Brainerd, area pastor John Just delivered the opening prayer during the Minnesota House of Representatives floor session on Monday. Pastor Just is the pastor at Timberwood Church in Nisswa.
“I believe the clergy has a responsibility to pray for those in government and positions of leadership,” said Pastor Just. “It was an honor to be a part of that tradition.”
“These opening prayers are great reminders of the importance of our work, who we’re working for, and what our goals should be,” Rep. Ward said. “We’re here to help people in need and provide great public service to make our state a better place in which to live, work, and raise a family.”
Pastor Just’s prayer, in part, asked for blessings for the legislators and “the ability to think modestly of our own selves and to think generously of our colleagues.”