Aaron Gould Sheinin reports in the Atlanta Constitution:
Minneapolis — The Rev. Robert Certain’s moment at the Republican National Convention came moments after U.S. Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) banged down the gavel to begin the convention’s second day.
Certain, pastor at The Episcopal Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Marietta, delivered the invocation for the day.
Certain asked God to “grant wisdom and grace” to President Bush and other U.S. leaders and that John McCain and Sarah Palin, and other candidates, to be granted the “courage to face the rigors of the campaign, honesty and integrity to cast a vision of unity, progress and liberty.”
Finally, Certain asked God to “teach our people to rely on your strength, and to accept their responsibilities to their fellow citizens, that they may put country first, elect trustworthy leaders and make wises decisions for the well-being of our society.”