God of our ancestors, thank You for giving us another day.
We pray You, O God, to be with the Members of this House today and as they return to their home districts during the August recess. Give them sound judgment and make them as practical as the American people who sent them here as their Representatives.
Help them to withstand open criticism when they know what is right before You and conscience. Often, they are characterized by half–truths and attributed motives that are far beneath them. Uphold them at such times with personal integrity and compassion for those most in need.
Having called them to serve others to the best of their abilities, lift them even higher by Your grace and power to live and work for Your greater honor and glory, both this day and throughout the remainder of the summer.
“A Prayer for our Earth
All–powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
that we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives,
that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
Touch the hearts of those who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united
with every creature as we journey towards your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
for justice, love and peace.
Today's mindfulness meditation session will take place in the Cannon House Office Building room 122 from 3:00PM–3:30 PM (Please note time and room change)
Host: Dr. Steffany Moonaz
For the past 12 years, Dr. Steffany Moonaz has been collaborating with colleagues at Johns Hopkins University, McGill University, and the National Institutes of Health. Her research on the effects of yoga for people living with arthritis has earned numerous awards and has been published in prestigious and widely–read research journals. Dr. Moonaz serves on the faculty at Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) in Laurel, MD, which teaches and investigates the role of healing presence in therapeutic relationships. She trains yoga teachers and yoga therapists around the world to use evidence–based practices and to collaborate more effectively with medical providers. A proud resident of Baltimore City, Dr. Moonaz is also working with local public school administrators to bring mindfulness practices into the classroom.
These weekly meditation sessions are open to both STAFF and MEMBERS.
Hope to see you all there!
Office of Rep. Tim Ryan
Please plan to join us for Torah study at noon this Friday, June 5, in room SC–6 of the Capitol, as Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld makes his last visit to the Hill before the summer camp season.
Congressional Jewish Staff Assn.
Open to Congressional Members, Staff and general public.
For more information contact Moon Sulfab
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
For more information contact: email@example.com
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.