Reverend Mark Farr
Faith and Politics Institute
Date of Prayer: 08/23/2011
Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:
God of the nations, to this House is given leadership of a journey upon which the people of this land have embarked: A quest for a more perfect union, and from many to make one.
To this House has been entrusted the hearts of a traveling, passionate, pilgrim people.
O God, therefore, we pray Thee, be with those who pilot our course. Visit with those who keep watch in this place. To those who steer the ship of our Nation, endow a clear mind and a gentle tongue. Bestow a generosity of spirit to reason together, even while acknowledging great differences, that as we journey, we may not become strangers to each other but see in every life a valued fellow pilgrim, and may the Captain of our souls guide us into safe harbor at the last.
In His name we pray. Amen.
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