The Benedictions Don’t Get Much Press

9.10.2012 — 3 Comments

If you’ve watched any of the Republican or Democratic National Conventions over the past couple of weeks you’ve probably missed out on the closing benedictions that, in my opinion, SHOULD have been aired on the national television broadcasts.

Each of these four prayers included here for your viewing/listening pleasure is fantastic in its own right and well worth the few minutes of listening in my opinion. I’d love to know what you thought in the comments here on the blog.

Roman Catholic Archibishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC on September 6, 2012 | transcript here

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Jena Lee Nardella addresses The Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC on September 4, 2012 | transcript here

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Roman Catholic Archibishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL on August 30, 2012 –

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Rev. Sammy Rodriguez addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL on August 29, 2012 –

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Any surprises from what you heard/read?

  • Mom G./ Grandma Lee Ann

    Thank you so much for posting these prayers Stevan. I am so happy to know that these awesome prayers were part of both conventions. And HIS name was sure lifted UP!!! Loved that. I really liked hearing the prayers about remembering the government is for the people and by the people. …

  • http://www.facebook.com/priscilla.hammond Priscilla Bray Hammond

    You may remember Gabriel and Jeanette Salguero’s presentation at General Conference calling us to the other. Rev. Salguero also led a prayer at the DNC: http://youtu.be/k3AjVthoUdI

    • http://stevansheets.com/ Stevan Sheets

      fabulous! Thanks, Priscilla – guess I need a new post about the invocations not getting much press either! :)