Reverend David Godleski, S.J.
U.S. Jesuit Conference
Date of Prayer: 12/26/2013
Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:
Gracious and life–giving God, we come before You this day in the midst of the holiday season, a time for joyful gatherings with friends, family members and other loved ones and a time for recalling the blessings we have received. We are mindful and grateful for the many gifts You have bestowed on us, both as individuals and as a Nation, especially the gift of freedom, the gift of our abundant natural resources and the gift of opportunities to pursue our hopes and aspirations.
We pray for Your continued blessings on our country and on those in positions of leadership and governance, especially in this House of Representatives. Bless all its Members with wisdom and understanding to discern how best to serve the people of these United States––to promote the common good, to provide for our Nation's security, and to work for justice and peace for all people.
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