Reverend Joseph T. Holcomb
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Date of Prayer: 04/14/2008
Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:
All powerful and merciful God, we praise you and give you thanks for all your gracious gifts, most especially the gift of your infinite love. It is your gift of love that inspires and drives us to lives of committed service. Lives that are lived in truth, in justice and for the good of all people. May we always avail ourselves to your love so we may better serve those we represent in this the United States House of Representatives. May our deliberations, discussions and actions always reflect the love you have bestowed upon us that we may bring about understanding, tolerance, and harmony in our great nation and peace for the entire world. We pray this in your holy name. Amen.
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