Reverend William L. George, S.J.
Archdiocese of Washington
Date of Prayer: 07/01/2011
Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:
Almighty God, how wonderful is this country you have given us, the United States of America. We are grateful to be a nation under you our God. Without your goodness and love what would we be?
Today we share freedoms you intended; beauty between two oceans that is beyond one’s comprehension and telling; our children learn the laws of your universe in freedom to think and work at understanding your handiwork; we can worship you however you inspire. Thank you for your love.
Your gift of our government of the people, for the people, by the people is special to us, the most diverse on earth. Our House reflects your care for us, sensitive to the needs of all your children. Fill each member with the grace of wise governance; its leaders with wisdom and insight to inspire the making of just laws.
This we pray to you Loving God, Amen!
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