The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Opening Prayer

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02/21/2017
Reverend Cara Spaccarelli

God of all the nations, You have called all people to lives of service. You have called all people to lives of peace and justice.

We confess that sometimes we have cared more for lofty places than we have for places of service. We confess that sometimes we have worked more for power than for peace.

Bless now those who gather in this place. Orient them to serve one another and our country towards the work of peace and justice for all.

Grant them the wisdom, the vision, and the resilience that they need.

And may this place be a sign of hope that we, Your people, can work together through many difficulties to bring about Your intentions for
creation. Amen.