Friday, January 29, 2010

Congressman Cao Reads Speech and a Prayer for the Saints on the House Floor

Recently, Congressman Cao's Office asked schools in his district if the Saints had an impact on education at their institutions. Kay Higginbotham responded with the following and he read her response on the floor of the House last night.

Here is the now retired 96 year old Archbishop Hannan at the Monday Night Football Game in the Dome vs Dallas:

And here is the original prayer from 1968:

God, we ask your blessing upon all who participate in this event, and all who have supported our Saints. Our Heavenly Father, who has instructed us that the "saints by faith conquered kingdoms... and overcame lions," grant our Saints an increase of faith and strength so that they will not only overcome the Lions, but also the Bears, the Rams, the Giants and even those awesome people in Green Bay.

May they continue to tame the Redskins and fetter the Falcons as well as the Eagles. Give to our owners and coaches the continued ability to be as wise as serpents and simple as doves, so that no good talent will dodge our draft. Grant to our fans perseverance in their devotion and unlimited lung powered, tempered with a sense of charity to all, including the referees.
May our beloved "Bedlam Bowl" be a source of good fellowship and may the "Saints Come Marching In" be a victory march for all, now and in eternity.

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