Doctor Alan N. Keiran
Office of the Senate Chaplain
Date of Prayer: 06/12/2006
Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:
Eternal Father, Creator of the universe, we come to You today believing that You hear our prayers and are concerned about the details of our lives. We thank You, O God, for the right to lift up your holy name in this setting. Today we not only seek blessings from Your omnipotent hands, we seek to honor You in thought, word, and deed.
As we open this legislative week, we ask that Your sovereign presence fill this chamber and equip the members of this august body with wisdom beyond their years, courage to do great things, and a deep sense of satisfaction in honorably serving our Nation. Grant each member good health, vibrant faith, and hope that their tireless labors will one day achieve a grand purpose.
Bless their families, especially those battling illness. Bless their staff members as they labor long hours far from home. Bless those who so willingly protect and support all who serve on Capitol Hill. And, dear Lord, bless our Nation's noble warriors and their leaders at home and abroad, on land, at sea, and in the air.
I pray in the Name that is above all names.
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