Eternal God, we give You thanks for giving us another day.
As our world finds itself in armed conflict in so many volatile regions, give those who work for peace, a cessation of violence, and the care of refugees and the victims of these tragedies the strength and fortitude they need to meet such great needs. Grant success to the work of their hands.
The Members of this assembly have returned home to engage in campaigns for election. Bless them with peace, honesty, and fairness. Bless the people of this great Nation with the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding that they might responsibly participate in our American democracy.
Please keep all who work for the people's House in good health, that they might faithfully fulfill the great responsibility given them in their service to the work of the Capitol.
Bless us this day and every day. May all that is done be for Your greater honor and glory.
“Prayer is, for me, an outburst from the heart; it is a simple glance darted upwards to Heaven; it is a cry of gratitude and of love in the midst of trial as in the midst of joy! In a word, it is something exalted, supernatural, which dilates the soul and unites it to God. Sometimes when I find myself, spiritually, in dryness so great that I cannot produce a single good thought, I recite very slowly a Pater or an Ave Maria; these prayers alone console me, they suffice, they nourish my soul.
Story of A Soul, Chapter X ”
—St. Therese of Lisieux
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
You Asked For it!
Sept. 26 –– Take responsibility for your life
Jody M. Spraggins
Office of the U.S. Senate Chaplain
S–332, The Capitol
These weekly meditation sessions are open to both STAFF and MEMBERS.
Monday, September 29 in Rayburn 2103 from 1:30–2:00pm:
Host: Katherine Smith is Program Manager for the Optimal Healing Environments Program at the Samueli Institute where she implements initiatives to create and evaluate Optimal Healing Environment (OHE) activities in healthcare settings nationwide. She is also a mind–body skills group facilitator, having led mind–body courses for medical and allied health students at Georgetown University School of Medicine and the University of Michigan (U–M) Medical School and School of Nursing.
A mind–body clinician and public health researcher, Ms. Smith formerly served as Director, Stress Management Services & Cardiovascular Executive Health Program at the University of Michigan (U–M) Preventive Cardiology clinic. In that role she managed stress reduction services for all patients and families in the heart clinic. She also launched and ran a new patient–centered program to prevent heart disease among professionals and executives, overseeing a program staff of 15.
POC: Crystal.Price@mail.house.gov in Cong. Tim Ryan's office
Next study: Monday,
September 29th 1629 Longworth House Office Building
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Title: The Jesus Mindset on Money (part 3)
This Week: The Power of Multiplication
The Jesus Mindset On Money – Part 3
This week we will be discussing the power principle of multiplication and how it applies to the portion of our prosperity related to money.
The Notes for this Bible Study will be released on
Monday before the study begins.
If you can't be there in person come join us by conference call for a series that will truly impact your daily lives
Dial–in Number: (712) 432–1212
Meeting ID: 557–375–578
Playback Number: (712) 432–1219
Meeting ID: 557–375–578
You are invited to a weekly Bible study in Ford Office Bldg, beginning Tuesday Sept.16th.
The topic will be something very basic to Christianity – the Gospel of Christ! We will be looking at what the Gospel is, what it means to be a Christian and what (if any) affect the Gospel has on our daily lives. So be searching Scripture for Gospel–related content!
For more information: Gary_deiffenderfer@mail.house.gov
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.