Ron Luce: Would you please read along with us as President Ford leads us.
Gerald Ford: I pledge my life recognizing I am no longer my own, belonging to God who has called me to lead the world.
I pledge my character, understanding that it is the cornerstone of leadership. I make God's word the final authority directing my motives and actions.
I pledge my service realizing I am chosen by God, not by men. I will give my life away to serve others.
To this end, I will stand for the hurting, the hopeless, the unloved. I will say what others refuse to say. I will reach the world without losing sight of the neighborhood. I will walk upright, speak the truth, and live above reproach. I will not be ashamed to fall on my knees, to cry out to God, to shed tears for the dying, to [live] a life worthy of a leader, to stand up and lead my generation that all may know that Jesus Christ is alive.