This morning, Monday, September 14, 2015 at 11:30 a.m., Sheriff Randy Seal held a prayer ceremony for Louisiana Law Enforcement at the entrance to the Sheriff’s Office in Franklinton. The following is his comments:
“Thank you for joining us this morning for a time of prayer for Louisiana law enforcement officers who risk their lives daily providing protection to all of our communities throughout Louisiana and the nation.
Nine law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty in Louisiana this year. One is too many. Nine is unacceptable.
We are gathered here this morning to honor their sacrifice and the sacrifice of their families.
God did not create people to be murdered by each other. He created each of us in sacredness of each life that senseless violence against persons will cease.
The only hope society has is the blessed Hope given to us by God through His Son.
It is our duty as a Christian nation to constantly petition that Hope, our Savior, for peace, for comfort, for understanding and for protection.
God is always near to hear our prayers. Psalms 145:18 reminds us “The Lord is close to all who call on Him.”
The Apostle Paul reminds us in Philippians 4:6 that we should pray about everything and should make our requests know to God.
The most recognizable scripture about prayer is found in 2 Chronicles 7:14. “If my people, who are called by My Name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and heal their land.”