The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Opening Prayer

Reverend Andrew Walton

God of light and life, we give thanks for the gift of the day, a day which stands on the threshold of possibility and potential for the presence and power of love––love ensconced in every human at creation, love which we are called to share with one another as well as with creation itself.

As we began an historic weekend of service, celebration and inauguration, fill us with Your creative imagination to find our way to reconciliation where there is separation, to mercy where there is judgment, and to peace where there is violence.

Hold each of us, our leaders, our Nation and our earth, in Your eternal care.