Let us pray:
I thank you Lord for my birth and everything that's followed
I thank you Lord for today and I will pray for tomorrow
I thank you Lord for the love of my life and a friend
I made a promise and I'm loving my wife 'til the end
I thank you Lord for your guidance 'cause it's all that counts
And right here, right now, Lord this is your house
I thank you Lord for a dream that came true to light
And I ask you to bless everybody in this room tonight
I don't always do the right thing and I ask you to forgive me
'Cause I need you here wit me, without you in my life, it's empty
I think back how some people did me like, violence was the remedy
And because I think of that now, I pray for my enemy
Not because of what I'll do but because they don't know
There's something better after here but everybody won't go
So I ask you to forgive them and we'll hope they see
And I thank you for the love that they've given to me
I will not abuse it nor will I lead them astray
You see I love 'em like children, that I see everyday
And I pray, no, we pray together
To get us through the bad weather, and we love you forever
Let your thought and my heart go hand in hand
I first thought but to start, but I stand a man
And for as long as I can, as long as you permit me
Please give me the strength I need to live, bear with me, Amen.