The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Meg Peery McLaughlin

Burke Presbyterian Church
Burke, VA

Date of Prayer: 03/11/2019

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, in You we live and move and have our being.

Amid these public servants, gathered to govern as they swore to do, we invoke Your presence, O God, greater than we can ever grasp, and as near as the intake of our own breath.

Expose our stubborn bias that deprives our life. Reconstruct relationships to enliven joy in the work ahead. Ignite our integrity and right–size us in our britches. Refuse our apathy with an outpouring of Your hope. Untangle our pride and pain, allowing room for Your truth to creep in and guide our way.

We make this prayer resting in the promise that we belong to You, and thus to one another. Amen.

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