Reverend Michael J. O'Sullivan
St. Peter's Catholic Church
Washington, District Of Columbia
Date of Prayer: 11/07/2005
Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:
Almighty and eternal God, You have revealed your glory to all nations.
God of power and might, wisdom and justice, Through you, authority is rightly administered, laws are enacted, and judgment decreed.
We pray for the Members of the House of Representatives who are entrusted to guard our political welfare. May they be enabled by Your powerful protection to discharge their duties with honesty and ability.
We likewise commend to your unbounded mercy all citizens of the United States, that we may be blessed in the knowledge, and strengthened through the observance, of laws framed for our rule and governance.
May this Congress always seek to preserve peace, promote national happiness, and continue to bring us to the blessings of liberty and equality.
May we this day go forward confident in the hope of your abiding presence.
We pray to you and thank you, who are Lord and God.
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