Loving God, You are compassionate and merciful. We give You thanks for giving us another day.
This morning, the House welcomes the Prime Minister of Israel. May he find a welcome here, and may the partnership of our two countries continue into a future of mutual respect and security among the community of nations.
There are many issues which press upon our Nation now, and more lie upon the legislative horizon. Pour forth an abundance of wisdom, knowledge, and understanding upon the Members of Congress and upon Your people so that, together, solutions for the betterment of our Nation might be forged.
Bless us this day and every day. May all that is done be for Your greater honor and glory.
Have mercy on me, God, in accord with your merciful love;
in your abundant compassion blot out my transgressions.
Thoroughly wash away my guilt;
and from my sin cleanse me.
For I know my transgressions;
my sin is always before me.
Against you, you alone have I sinned;
I have done what is evil in your eyes
So that you are just in your word,
and without reproach in your judgment.
Behold, I was born in guilt,
in sin my mother conceived me.
Behold, you desire true sincerity;
and secretly you teach me wisdom.
Cleanse me with hyssop, that I may be pure;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
You will let me hear gladness and joy;
the bones you have crushed will rejoice.
Turn away your face from my sins;
blot out all my iniquities.
A clean heart create for me, God;
renew within me a steadfast spirit.
Do not drive me from before your face,
nor take from me your holy spirit.
Restore to me the gladness of your salvation;
uphold me with a willing spirit.
I will teach the wicked your ways,
that sinners may return to you.
Rescue me from violent bloodshed, God, my saving God,
and my tongue will sing joyfully of your justice.
Lord, you will open my lips;
and my mouth will proclaim your praise.
For you do not desire sacrifice or I would give it;
a burnt offering you would not accept.
My sacrifice, O God, is a contrite spirit;
a contrite, humbled heart, O God, you will not scorn.
Treat Zion kindly according to your good will;
build up the walls of Jerusalem.
Then you will desire the sacrifices of the just,
burnt offering and whole offerings;
then they will offer up young bulls on your altar.”
New American Bible Revised Edition
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.
Ash Wednesday Services at local Churches:
St. Peter's Catholic Church
2nd & C St. SE
Mass & ashes – 7:00 am, 8:45 am (school Mass), 12:15 pm, 6:30 pm
Ashes only – 11:00 am
2nd & C St. NE
Mass – 8:00 am, 12:10 pm, 5:30 pm
Church of the Resurrection
801 North Carolina Ave. SE
Service – 7:00 pm
3rd & A St. SE
7:00 am, 12:00pm, 7:00pm
620 G St. SE
7:30 am, 12:00 pm, 7:30 pm
Church of the Reformation
222 East Capitol St. NE
12:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Capitol Hill United Methodist Church
421 Seward Sq. SE
Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church
Independence & 4th St. SE
12 Noon (traditional)
7 pm – 8:30 pm "Stardust to Dust — A Deep Time Creation Liturgy"
Sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain
Ash Wednesday Service
Liturgy of the Word and Ash Distribution
2:00 pm – HVC–201
4:00 pm – HVC–201
All Members and Staff are invited.
The service will take about 20 minutes.
For more information – contact 5–2509
Join Chaplain Black and the Senate Staff
For his Bible Study Series
Lunch is provided.
Jody M. Bogoslavski
Office of the U.S. Senate Chaplain
S–332, The Capitol
Open to Congressional Members, Staff and general public.
For more information contact Moon Sulfab
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
All staff are invited to a weekly Bible study in Ford Office Bldg.
The topic for the winter will be the Acts of the Apostles.
For more information: Gary.email@example.com
The study on February 27 will be led by Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld
Sponsored by the Congressional Jewish Staff Assn.
POC – BillDauster@gmail.com