The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Doctor Chandra Bhanu Satpathy

Shri Sai Cultural & Community Center,
Seattle, WA

Sponsor: Rep. Jim McDermott, (D-WA)
Date of Prayer: 06/24/2015

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. McDERMOTT. Mr. Speaker, it is my privilege this morning to
welcome our guest chaplain, Dr. Chandra Bhanu Satpathy.
Dr. Satpathy deserves great credit for his earnest and humble
leadership of the global Sai movement, which celebrates the teachings
and ideals of Shirdi Sai Baba, the most respected of the Indian Perfect
Masters and renowned for his teachings of compassion and acceptance.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the global Sai movement, and
I can't think of a time when the values of peace, respect, and
compassion are needed more here in our own country and in other parts
of the world.
Dr. Satpathy's moving invocation this morning serves as a motivation
to each of us gathered here to always remember what ultimately unites
us far outweighs what divides us, regardless of language, culture, or
creed.
Thank you, Dr. Satpathy, for being here today. Thank you for your
exemplary leadership in the spirit of Sai Baba's teachings, and thank
you for sharing your vision for a peaceful future.;

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

O, Lord, by Your will, we are born in different nations, speak different languages, and follow different religions and cultures; yet
we are all Your children and ever grateful for Your love and protection.
Evoke in us pious thoughts and feelings to shun all hatred and violence and become worthy of Your services. Bless our future generations to imbibe this spirit of love, sacrifice, and cooperation.
Guide us in following saints like Shirdi Sai Baba, who proclaimed in Hindi "sabka malik ek," meaning "God is the master of all." Inspire
us, as Your trustees, to nourish and protect the world around us to sustain all life.
Guide us along the ethical and holistic path of self–control, purity of purpose, and dedication enshrined in the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita.
O, Lord, bless this august assembly and this Nation in performing its national and global responsibilities towards furthering the cause of
humanity.

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