Very Reverend Paul Ugo Arinze
St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church
Sponsor: Rep. Speaker Paul Ryan, (R-WI)
Date of Prayer: 01/03/2017
Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:
Almighty and ever–living God, as this 115th Congress is gaveled in to begin their work for the people of this great Nation, we ask You to send down Your spirit upon the men and women of this House.
Give them wisdom, so that they may lead the people of our country into peace and prosperity. Grant them an open spirit to listen to each other and to work with each other.
Endow them with courage that is borne of loyalty to all that is noble and worthy; loyalty to their families, loyalty to their constituents, loyalty to the Constitution, and loyalty to our country––loyalty that scorns to compromise with vice and injustice and knows no fear when truths and rights are in jeopardy.
Grant them new forms of friendship and new opportunities for service.
May they always show forth in their lives and works the ideals of our country: one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Amen.
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