The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Opening Prayer

Reverend Dr. Alphonso Jackson

Hast thou not known? Has thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the Earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of His understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might, He increases their strength. Even the youth shall faint and be weary. The young men shall utterly fall. But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint.

Dear Heavenly Father, I thank Thee for this day.

I thank You for the privilege to stand in this hallowed place and invoke Thy presence. I pray now that You would bless these men and women that serve in the House of Representatives. Please grant them with a double portion of wisdom and understanding as they seek Your will in the affairs of this great Nation.

I pray that they accomplish what Moses instructed the leaders to do in Deuteronomy 1:16: "Hear the disputes between the people, and judge them fairly." I ask these blessings in the name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


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