Almighty God, we praise and thank You for the opportunity to serve You and do Your work.
We know You will require much of those entrusted with much. You have entrusted to the Members of this House great responsibility, a share in the governing of our country.
Bless the Members in their work today, Lord. May they do all You require and please You by their service to the common good. Give them minds open to the truth, and courageous hearts to carry it out in the laws they enact.
As they return to their districts for the month of August, give them ears open to their constituents' views and concerns. Encourage and re–energize them for the important work that lies ahead.
We ask all these gifts through Christ, our Lord.
“A Prayer for our Earth
All–powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
that we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives,
that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
Touch the hearts of those who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united
with every creature as we journey towards your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
for justice, love and peace.
Today's mindfulness meditation session will take place in the Cannon House Office Building room 122 from 3:00PM–3:30 PM (Please note time and room change)
Host: Dr. Steffany Moonaz
For the past 12 years, Dr. Steffany Moonaz has been collaborating with colleagues at Johns Hopkins University, McGill University, and the National Institutes of Health. Her research on the effects of yoga for people living with arthritis has earned numerous awards and has been published in prestigious and widely–read research journals. Dr. Moonaz serves on the faculty at Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) in Laurel, MD, which teaches and investigates the role of healing presence in therapeutic relationships. She trains yoga teachers and yoga therapists around the world to use evidence–based practices and to collaborate more effectively with medical providers. A proud resident of Baltimore City, Dr. Moonaz is also working with local public school administrators to bring mindfulness practices into the classroom.
These weekly meditation sessions are open to both STAFF and MEMBERS.
Hope to see you all there!
Office of Rep. Tim Ryan
Please plan to join us for Torah study at noon this Friday, June 5, in room SC–6 of the Capitol, as Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld makes his last visit to the Hill before the summer camp season.
Congressional Jewish Staff Assn.
Open to Congressional Members, Staff and general public.
For more information contact Moon Sulfab
Join Chaplain Black and the Senate Staff
For his Bible Study Series
Lunch is provided.
Jody M. Bogoslavski
Office of the U.S. Senate Chaplain
S–332, The Capitol
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Members and staff are invited each Wednesday at 11:00 am to pray the Rosary in H–234, the Congressional Prayer Room.
Praying the Rosary is a way to reflect on the life of Christ through the perspective of Mary. It only takes twenty minutes for this traditional time of prayer.
We welcome all who are interested, those who regularly pray the Rosary and those who wish to learn. We have prayer sheets and rosaries available.
If you have any questions, please call Karen Bronson in the Chaplain's Office at 6–4835. Or email Karen.Bronson@mail.house.gov
Sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain.