The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Dr. Donna Claycomb Sokol

Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 05/03/2013

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Loving God, thank You for the women and men you have called and equipped to be Members of this body––people we criticize while not knowing what we would do if we walked in their shoes, individuals we say need our prayers while regularly forgetting to pray for them, citizens we often tear down instead of seeing Your image upon them.

Grant each Member and their staffs the capacity to dream new dreams for our Nation and then give them the courage to legislate in a way that ensures peace, values every person, promotes sound stewardship, and moves our country forward without leaving anyone behind.

Heal that which is broken. Restore relationships that are separated by party lines. Surprise the cynical. Awaken the exhausted. Humble the exalted. Unbind those who are tied to anyone but You. And when the road seems rough or too divided, unify us once more.


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