His Grace Bishop Demetrios with Cook County Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno

On February 9, 2010, His Grace Bishop Demetrios gave the invocation at the Cook County Board meeting.

Invocation 

Cook County Board Meeting
Cook County Building

Offered by Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 

Let us pray to the Lord…Lord have mercy.

Lord our God, you hold together the universe by your power and by your divine and almighty will you govern the world;  we ask You to look upon us this day with mercy and compassion, blessing the members of this Board—its President and commissioners—together with their staff, and the many employees and residents of the County of Cook.  Let the deliberations and actions of this Board always meet the highest possible standard of service as they seek to protect, serve and enhance the lives of the citizenry of this county, especially the most vulnerable and most in need.  Guide them to inspire and lead us into the common good through their noble public service, and maintain their clear vision for a bright and prosperous future.  

Amen.