Transition to silent invocation

The following letter was submitted to Kenai Peninsula Borough Members.

Dear Assembly Members: I have been considering what was said at the last Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting regarding the invocation. I spoke in favor of a silent invocation. Earlier in the meeting Mr. Knopp said something to the effect that he could not see going to a silent invocation.

With much prayer and consideration it occurs to me that Mr. Knopp and perhaps others of the Assembly see a silent invocation as tantamount to no invocation. This actually was a revelation to me. The Bible says, “Be still and know that I am God. Psalms 46:10”. Silence is not nothing. Silence is the time and place where God is most available. We use silence for our most sacred moments, like when remembering those who have passed. If each assembly person could truly place themselves in the silence ready to listen both to God and their constituents, wouldn’t that be the most beautiful beginning to each meeting?

Going to a silent invocation, would also eliminate the ACLU lawsuit, but that is not the reason I am writing all of you. The reason I am urging the Assembly to take this course of action is because I believe a silent invocation would better represent all of the citizens of our borough and allow the Christian members of the Assembly to properly prepare themselves for the work they are called to do.


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