Doctor David R. Rowberry
Institute of Religion of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Date of Prayer: 10/12/2012
Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:
Dear Father in Heaven, humbly we bow before Thee, recognizing our dependence upon Thee and seeking Thy guidance in the proceedings of this, the people's House.
Father, we express profound gratitude that Thou hast ‘‘established our Constitution by the hands of wise men whom Thou raised up for this very purpose.'' May the Members of this House, their staff, and we, as citizens, remember and follow the Constitution's principles carefully and faithfully.
Prayerfully, we ask that Members and their staffs be strengthened with righteous resolve, following Thy ways in action and intent, that they may be worthy of divine guidance in this critical time.
Father, may the House Members' families, who sacrifice so much that the work of this House may be accomplished, be strengthened and blessed and appreciated. Indeed, we pray for strength and blessings for all families in our great land.
There is a great diversity, Father, in the manner in which Thy children pray to Thee and call on Thee. And so with great respect, I now invite each in his or her own way to close this, our prayer, as I do in mine, in the name of Jesus Christ.
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