The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Kenneth Chroniger

Seventh Day Baptist Church
Alfred Station, NY

Sponsor: Rep. Rep. Tom Reed, (R-NY)
Date of Prayer: 05/17/2012

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Heavenly Father,

In this moment we wait on you. We take a deep breath and try stopping the rush and hurry of life. For an instant we ask you to lift the weight of government and the burdens of our role in it from our hearts, minds and souls. We accept what we read, "Come unto me all you that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest."

With the pressures of living in the House fishbowl give grace and mercy to receive favors. Limit the mistakes made simply because we are human. Like those who have preceded within these chambers give wisdom to govern. Fill us with faith and hope that what we do here is not running on a treadmill but encouragingly touching the lives of the people at home. Teach us as we serve to care for one another.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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