The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend William Gurnee

St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Washington , DC

Date of Prayer: 02/21/2023

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Father of peace, we pray today for the Members of this body who have been given the privilege and responsibility of conducting the people's business.

They have tremendous tasks before them. They must seek to establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.

Clearly, no one person by themselves is equal to such a task. However, guided by Your loving hand and working together, such goals can be achieved.

Therefore, be with them this day and every day they serve here. Give them the wisdom of Solomon, the patience of Job, and the compassion of the Good Samaritan so that at the end of their days they may have the sure and certain knowledge that they have served their country well. Amen.

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