The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Miroslaus Stelmaszczyk

Holy Family Catholic Church
Creighton, PA

Sponsor: Rep. Jason Altmire, (D-PA)
Date of Prayer: 07/26/2011

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Almighty Father, we gather here this morning to ask for your wisdom, discernment, charity and humility. We continue the task of operating this great nation with honesty and integrity. Grant us the wisdom to act for the greater good of all citizens. Keep us humble that we not forget who we are and why we are here.

We remember the founding fathers who risked their reputations, their fortunes, and their very lives to form a nation that ensures the freedoms and opportunities that we enjoy today. We also remember those brave individuals who paid the ultimate price to protect and defend those freedoms and opportunities.

Father, keep us dedicated to the people we represent, let us not allow partisanship to cause discord among our number and prevent us from completing our agenda. We depend upon your grace and mercy to allow us to continue to serve this nation with honor and integrity. We ask this in Your name. Amen.

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