We give thanks to the creator for allowing this gathering; We ask that he guide us.
And forgive us when we falter and disappoint; For though we aspire to greatness, we are after all only human
Grant us a clear mind, a pure heart and courage; A clear mind to make well thought our intelligent decisions
A pure heart to make decisions that are with our personal bias or desire; And the courage to use both a clear mind and a pure heart in our lives
Let us set aside small differences, let us concentrate on the real issues
Let us not be bogged down in rhetoric; let us live each day with a feeling of accomplishment and pride
Most important let us remember we are not enemies, nor are we adversaries; We share a similar past, a kindred spirit and a common heritage
We must always remember the real reason we gather; To do the right thing for our people, for our children, for our future.