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Mormon Leader Opens RNC Evening By Praying That God ‘Will Bless Our Enemies’

Mormon Leader Opens RNC Evening By Praying That God ‘Will Bless Our Enemies’

Wednesday’s prayer at the Republican National Convention was pretty different from Monday’s—in a good way.

Nathan Johnson, the second counselor of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Kirtland Ohio Stake Presidency, gave the invocation and prayed for America’s leaders, as well as its enemies.

Please bless all of our leaders father that they may have wisdom and humility as they serve. …
We ask, Father, that thee will bless our enemies and we pray for those who oppose our ideals and seek to do us harm that their hearts will be softened.

And Father, we pray for healing. Healing for our society. Healing for the family. Even that healing that comes through the atonement of Jesus Christ. We pray that he who is the great physisican may mend our division and contention and bring us peace in our world, in our communities and in our homes.

Johnson was one of several leaders of different faiths who was asked to give a prayer, including representatives from Muslim, Sikh, Jewish and Christian faiths.

Johnson told the Salt Lake Tribune, that he was glad that he was able “to share a very important part of who I am.”

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