Latter-day Saint Life

In 2016, Elder Christofferson gave a prayer in the U.S. Senate, remembering Pearl Harbor. Here’s what he said

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on in December 2016.

On the morning of December 7, 2016, Elder D. Todd Christofferson offered the morning prayer in the United States Senate and paid tribute to those who lost their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years earlier.

“[We] remember with soberness and humility the sacrifice of so many who have offered their lives to preserve our liberty,” Elder Christofferson prayed, according to Newsroom. “We pray that Thou wilt bless their descendants and sustain the vital institutions of our government that this precious liberty may be preserved through the generations to come.”

In addition, Elder Christofferson prayed for the members of the senate, asking Heavenly Father to “honor their desire to contribute to the well-being of the people of this nation, and indeed those of all nations who may be influenced for good by their decisions.”

Read Newsroom’s full coverage of the 2016 event here.

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