The city of Brampton (near Toronto, Ontario) opens its meetings with this invocation:
We gather today to reaffirm our commitment of service to our City and the people who live here. Give to each member of this council a strong and abiding sense of the great responsibilities laid upon us. Guide us here in our deliberations. Give us a deep and thorough understanding of the needs of the people we serve. Help us to use power wisely and well. Inspire us to decisions which establish and maintain a city of prosperity and righteousness where freedom prevails and where justice rules. Amen.
Pretty harmless, right?
Well, considering the previous invocation used to be the Lord’s Prayer, people are freaking out: