The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Martin Springer

Trinity Lutheran Ministries
Edwardsville, IL

Sponsor: Rep. John Shimkus, (R-IL)
Date of Prayer: 11/17/2011

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Reverend Martin Springer
Trinity Lutheran Ministries

In the name of the Father and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Almighty God, grant your blessings to our land. Thank you for the freedoms that are ours as Americans; help us to be mindful of the principles on which it was founded: freedom and equality, justice and humanity.
Grant your blessings to the members of the United States House of Representatives. May they serve our nation with honesty and integrity and may they seek your guidance as they make the important decisions that affect us all.
Protect all who serve in the Armed Forces of this land. Bless their families during times of military deployments and give your peace to those whose loved ones have paid the ultimate price in the defense of liberty. Protect our nation from terrorist threat.
Hear these prayers and grant to us your peace, which passes all understanding. These things we pray in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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