O God, as we stand in the hallowed halls of this capitol, we pause to say thank you for another day of life. O God, I pray for the men and women of this legislature as they continue to embark on a most perilous journey; a journey to lead this great Commonwealth with justice and righteousness. I pray today that the matters of this hall would be just; that each leader in this room would look deep within themselves to first ask, "Is my heart just?" I also pray that the men and women leading this great Commonwealth would feel the burden of pursuing righteousness as they attempt to make laws. May the righteousness they pursue not be a righteousness of their own, but a righteousness from above so that your will may be done in Frankfort and in the commonwealth of Kentucky as it is in heaven. O God, we thank you for the representatives in this room. We pray for their families. We pray for their health and for their rest so that they may be of clear heart and mind. We pray for their constituents, that they be advocated for and heard. O God, we also pray for the other branches of the Commonwealth's government, that they too would pursue justice and righteousness. And most of all God, we pray that we each take to heart, whether we be a page, an elected official, or someone in the gallery, your command to "Follow me." O God, may we all be followers of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We lift these prayers to you, the Almighty God. Amen.
Paul is the husband to Tara, father to Natalie and Isaac, has an average jump shot, and enjoys running. His secret wish is to one day become a Jedi Knight. Paul holds a doctorate in marriage and family counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and currently serves as senior pastor of Hardinsburg Baptist Church. Paul desires to help young couples navigate the early crucibles of marriage, especially when one or both of the spouses are engaged in vocational ministry.