Heavenly Father, I give You thanks and I ask Your blessing upon all gathered here. Lord, I beg You to enlighten us, and I ask You to be merciful to our country, as we strive to win that kind of peace that You desire.
As these people debate the best ways to order our society, give them humble hearts to seek that order that flows from Your supreme intelligence.
Help them to learn the lesson that You tried to teach Your chosen people in the time of Samuel, the prophet; that to be the most favored nation in Your eyes, that nation must be unlike other nations.
Lord, I pray for ministers of all faiths that they may be protected from the penalties assigned to lawbreakers who find it their duty to follow their conscience, save those who think it their duty to destroy America.
Put in our hearts a desire to build a nation unafraid to follow Your commands.
“The Graciousness of Uncertainty – April 29
…Certainty is the mark of the common–sense life; gracious uncertainty is the mark of the spiritual life. To be certain of God means that we are uncertain in all our ways, we do not know what a day may bring forth. This is generally said with a sigh of sadness; it should be rather an expression of breathless expectation. We are uncertain of the next step, but we are certain of God. Immediately we abandon to God, and do the duty that lies nearest, He packs our life with surprises all the time… Spiritual life is the life of a child. We are not uncertain of God, but uncertain about what he is going to do next…
(b)ut when we are rightly related to God, life is full of spontaneous, joyful uncertainty and expectation. “Believe also in Me,” said Jesus, not –“Believe certain things about Me.” Leave the whole thing to Him, it is gloriously uncertain how He will come in, but He will come. Remain loyal to Him.
My Utmost For His Highest
Capitol Hill Bible
Study Staff Association
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Title: In Passionate Pursuit – Discovering our calling in life
Bible Focus: If you are trying to find out your calling in life, you will want to be part of this series of bible studies:
In Passionate Pursuit – Discovering our Calling in Life
This week our lesson will be on the importance of knowing our spiritual gifts, our talents and skills along with the importance of the fruit of the spirit.
The fruit of the Spirit is the revealed character of God in each of us.
Our spiritual gifts are the works and activities where God's character is revealed and positively experienced by others.
If you are searching for what your assignment in life is or how to enjoy what you are doing more, you will want to share in these truths.
We are here to be of service to you!!
Please feel free to bring your lunch
Host: Nancy Harazduk is an assistant Professor at Georgetown University; School of Medicine in Washington, DC is the Director of the Mind–Body Medicine Program and the Ombudsperson to the medical students.
These weekly meditation sessions are open to both STAFF and MEMBERS.
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
Jody M. Spraggins
Director of Communications
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
Host: Ryan Soave, MA, CTT is a Certified Yoga and Yoga Nidra instructor. Yoga Nidra is a sleep based meditation which supports the body in releasing excess tension – the cause of all stress. Ryan is an expert in the treatment of PTSD and works as a transformational coach.