Rabbi Michael Siegel, Anshe Emet Synagogue, Chicago, Illinois, offered the following prayer :
Almighty God, instill within the Members of the House of Representatives the deep understanding of the potential that this day holds as they work together for the common good of all people in this great land.
Open their hearts to respond meaningfully to the voices of those who hunger for justice, hunger for equality, and hunger for opportunity.
Give them the strength and wisdom to ensure the security of this great Nation and her friends around the world.
On this day that George Washington was inaugurated as the first President of the United States in 1789, we ask You, God, to bless each and every Member of this august body with the same courage that he exhibited in his time, in order to fulfill the vision and purpose of this great land for us and all who will follow in the future.
Let us pray that together this body, together, will do their part to create a world worthy of God's presence and God's blessing.
“With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan––to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.”
Second Inaugural Address March 4, 1865
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.
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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.
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.
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Our next Congressional Catholic Staff Association luncheon will be on Friday, April 17 at 12 noon in room 2261 Rayburn. Our distinguished guest speaker will be His Excellency Joseph E. Kurtz, Archbishop of Louisville and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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