Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Dr. Wanda Tucker Opens The House Of Representative's Session With A Prayer

On February 3, 2020, Dr. Tucker was invited by Representative Dr. Geraldine Peten to open the House of Representative's session with a prayer to start off Black History Month.

During the month of February, each day of session, Dr. Peten uses her time on the House floor to educate and acknowledge the accomplishments of African Americans throughout history. Dr. Tucker and her brother, Mr. Vincent Tucker were presented with a proclamation from the House of Representatives outlining their family's narrative as being descendants of the first Africans to arrive in the British colony in 1619.

It proclaims Dr. Peten's desire to change the historic narratives with the enlightenment of authentic history of the first enslaved Africans and the many contributions by Africans and African Americans to build America.

Read the prayer below.

Eternal one,

As mere humans, we are purposed to be our best selves, grow in wisdom and knowledge to serve a greater good. We humbly confess that sometimes we fall short. We do not always see the good in others. We do not always recognize that our differences are by design. Today, we renew our purpose. In service to the citizenry, guide us to seek justice and equality. Teach us to do what is good, right, and just. Let us see you in the marginalized, the disempowered, the lost, the confused, and those who struggle every day to make their lives matter. Equip us to speak loudly about the value, dignity, and humanity of every person. Let us boldly set our hearts to make straight the crooked places. Let us remember the extraordinary power within each of us to choose love, forgiveness, and kindness. Quoting Dr. King, “Give us the intelligence to know your will. Give us the courage to do your will. Give us the devotion to love your will.

This is our prayer. Amen

Dr. Wanda G. Tucker