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Reverend John Peck, S.J.
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.