The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Monsignor Stephen J. Rossetti

The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 04/01/2021

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

One Minute Address

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

O God, we are saddened by the injury, death, and violence which have entered this place and desecrated the peaceful halls of our democracy.
In this most holy week of the year, we know and trust that only You can truly cast out the darkness. It is Your sacrificial love that transforms our lives and our broken world.

Today, we ask for a special holy week grace. Reconsecrate this building and these grounds. Cast out the evil one. Make this place what You intend it to be: a source of hope and consolation for the people of this Nation and beyond. We make this prayer in Your holy name. Amen.

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