The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Dr. Cheryl Coleman Hall

Nineteenth Street Baptist Church
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 02/11/2020

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

God of infinite wisdom, of faithfulness, of mercy, of justice and love, we gather in this place at this hour by grace, and we are grateful.

We pray for clarity of mind for the work of service that must be accomplished by each one here. We pray that they will use today wisely,
for today will become yesterday, and today is creating tomorrow.

We pray that broken places are made straight and the bridges we are building are strong and mighty, for we all must walk upon them.

We pray for the persons who support them, the family members, support staff, the unnamed and unknown as they carry out the awesome responsibilities of being their brothers and sisters, communities, and country's keepers.

As we gather, charged with the awesome responsibilities for which we have been called, we are reminded of all that is divine, all that is
good, all that is merciful in each of us. And we pray that each of us is able to unabashedly declare at the end of the day, with sincere
hearts: May the works I have done speak for me.

In the name of the One who reveals truth, the One who is the light that is showing in the darkness that cannot be extinguished, we offer this prayer.

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