The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Dr. Stephen J. Rossetti

Saint Luke Institute
Silver Spring, MD

Date of Prayer: 10/31/2002

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Good and gracious God, during these closing days of the 107th Congress, we ask Your blessing upon all the Members of Congress, their loved ones, and all those whom they serve. Grant them the spirit of wisdom to see as You see. Mold in them a heart of compassion so that they will love as You love. Grant them courage, to be Your instruments in this world.

During these challenging times, may they perceive what is just for the people of this country and for those beyond our borders. May they promote a Nation and a world where the rights of all people are respected, especially those who are most vulnerable and in need of their protection.

When the sun sets on this Congress, on our lives, and, one day, on this great Nation, may it be said that we were wise, loving, and compassionate and thus, were like You in whose image we have been created. Amen.

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