The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Rachel Landers Vaagenes

Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 09/01/2023

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Holy One, You are called by many names. We pray to You, light, and life, and love. I pray this day for our country and for our world.
I ask that You guide the elected leaders of our country as they seek the welfare not simply of their own constituencies but of all people. I pray for these Representatives as they speak for the people of the United States that they might wield their responsibility with reverence.
Though the terms in the House are short, and though the people can be fickle, I pray for patience for these leaders: patience with their opponents, patience with their staff, and patience with themselves.
Give to all who serve here an inner grace, and may this place be called a place of blessing in the world. Amen.

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