The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Vincent De Rosa

St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 11/25/2016

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

God of all creation, in whom we live and move and have our being, with gratitude for Your countless gifts, we pray for continued peace and prosperity.

Grant our people's Representatives the gifts they need to govern wisely, giving voice to all, especially to the poor and the suffering.

Give them senses open to perceiving Your truth, intellects ready to understand it, and hearts fortified to love it and to administer that truth with mercy and compassion.

Give this House resolve to cling faithfully to the principles of our founding and our future.

Forgive us our failings, humbly admitted before You, and admit all of us one day to virtue's reward.

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