Almighty God, we come before you today humbled by the magnitude of the responsibilities of this office. May you help us to realize that those who have been given the greatest responsibility need the greatest guidance. We pray you will show us what it good, and what is required of us. We pray for your insight, your compassion, and your strength. Amen.
The House has been under a court order since early last year to refrain from delivering Christian-only prayers. Rather than abide by the court order, Speaker Bosma suspended the practice altogether and continued to spend taxpayer dollars to fight the order. The Star's Matt Tully knocked then-Speaker Bosma for a "clumsy and old school move" by paying a partner in his law own law firm, William Bock, more than $27,000 to work on the lawsuit. The case is currently on appeal before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, which has already declined an earlier request to dissolve the federal district court's order.