Ishwar Singh, president of the Sikh Society of Central Florida, delivered an invocation on the third night of the Republican National Convention. (Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL (TIP): As a crowd of 15,000 people lowered their heads at the Tampa Bay Times Forum Building Aug. 29 evening, Ishwar Singh, president of the Sikh Society of Central Florida, made history as the first-ever Sikh American to deliver an invocation at a national convention. “Almighty God, we call you many names but you are one. Keep your divine hands over all the delegates and candidates as they help steer the future of this great nation.

Remind us of our purpose to love and serve one another and create a more peaceful world,” said Singh, who shared the platform with several amputees who had lost limbs in American wars. Singh asked for protection of law enforcement and for residents of the Gulf Coast, who were bracing for battle against Hurricane Isaac.

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