The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Opening Prayer

Reverend Vincent De Rosa

We pray Thee, O God of might, wisdom, and justice. Let the light of
Thy divine wisdom direct the deliberations of Congress and shine forth
in all the proceedings and laws framed for our rule so that they may
tend to the preservation of peace, the promotion of national happiness,
the increase of industry, sobriety, and useful knowledge and may
perpetuate to us the blessing of equal liberty.
We pray for all officials appointed to guard our political welfare
that they may be enabled, by Thy powerful protection, to discharge the
duties of their respective stations with honesty and ability.
We recommend, likewise, to Thy unbounded mercy, all our fellow
citizens throughout these United States that they be blessed in the
knowledge and sanctified in the observance of Thy most holy law––that
they may be preserved in union and in that peace which the world cannot

Thought of the Week

“Darkness can only be scattered by light. Hatred can only be conquered by love. My most fervent wish, which I entrust to God in prayer... is that we should all carry in our unarmed hands the light of a love which nothing can discourage. ”

—St. John Paul II

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