Heavenly Father, I approach Your throne on behalf of a Nation that desperately needs You. We are faced with much division and disunity in our land, and we request Your healing and reconciling touch. We thank You that You are not a spectator God who sits in Heaven unconcerned and uncaring.
We acknowledge that the greatness of our Nation is due to Your blessing and provision. And we know that You have blessed us in order that we might be a blessing to other nations. We understand that to whomever much is given, much will be required.
Father, grant these legislative leaders wisdom and courage to make decisions today that honor You. May Your will be done on Earth, just as it is in Heaven.
Pour out Your grace and protect the marriages and families of these, our Nation's leaders.
I offer this prayer in the name of Jesus Christ.
“"Let God tend to the hopeless–looking things. You are a Dominican, a foreigner to worry and quite a close friend of gaiety... It seems to me quite entrancing to be able to pile into bed realizing there is someone as big as God to do all the worrying that has to be done. Worry, you know, is a kind of reverence given to a situation because of its magnitude; how small it must be through God's eyes... You can't get everything done in a day, nor can you get any part of it done as well as it could be, or even as well as you'd like it; so, like the rest of us, you putter at your job with a normal amount of energy, for a reasonable length of time, and go to bed with the humiliating yet exhilarating knowledge that you are only a child of God and not God Himself."”
—Fr. Walter Farrell, O.P.
House Staff Bible Study
every Tuesday 12:00 pm – 1:00pm, beginning February 12th, 2013
Ford House Office Bldg
All are welcome to join us for a Bible study on “Fundamentals of the Faith”
If there is interest, we can expand to include other House office buildings.
For more information Contact: Gary.Dieffenderfer@mail.house.gov
Members and staff are invited each Wednesday at 11:00 am to pray the Rosary in H–234, the Congressional Prayer Room.
Praying the Rosary is a way to reflect on the life of Christ through the perspective of Mary. It only takes twenty minutes for this traditional time of prayer.
We welcome all who are interested, those who regularly pray the Rosary and those who wish to learn. We have prayer sheets and rosaries available.
If you have any questions, please call Karen Bronson in the Chaplain's Office at 6–4835. Or email Karen.Bronson@mail.house.gov
Sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain.
Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Session Featuring Project Welcome Home Troops
The upcoming session on, Wednesday, April 24, from 9:30–10:00 am, in Rayburn 2103, will highlight the work of Project Welcome Home Troops. This organization helps returning veterans with post traumatic stress disorder through breathing techniques to reduce anxiety, deal effectively with strong emotions, and increase resiliency and energy.
This 30 minute session will be hosted by Dr. Francesca Jackson, who is a senior faculty member of Project Welcome Home Troops and comes from a military family whose service extends from WWII through OEF/OIF.
These weekly meditation sessions are open to both STAFF and MEMBERS and outside organizations.
To RSVP, please contact Anne Sokolov in Congressman Tim Ryan’s Office at 202–225–5261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Join Capitol Hill Bible Study Staff Association
A Morning Message of Hope
World Renowned Bible Teacher
Pastor Andrew Wommack
Pastor Wommack’s television and radio ministry message “The Gospel Truth” is heard around the world.
Thursday, April 25th 9:30 am
Room 2226 Rayburn House Office Building
Come here a message that will change your day and your life
All congressional staff and
Members of Congress are welcomed!!!
Open to Congressional Members, Staff and general public.
For more information contact Moon Sulfab
Join Chaplain Black and the Senate Staff
For the Bible Study Series:
Living the Good Life
When: 12 to 1:00 p.m. Where: SH–902
Jody M. Spraggins
Director of Communications
Office of the U.S. Senate Chaplain
S–332, The Capitol
Start off your recess right, with a little Torah Study … please note new location. We'll be in Hart not Russell.
Sponsored by the Congressional Jewish Staffers Assn.
Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld – Ohev Sholom (Orthodox)
Parshah Emor — Leviticus 21:1–24:23
Please forward to any colleagues (interns as well) on or off the Hill you think would be interested.
Note: Parsha and Commentary links are for your information. You are not expected to have read the parsha prior to the study session.
Light lunch will be provided – dietary laws observed.
*****NOTE NEW LOCATION*******