The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Opening Prayer

Reverend Dr. Scott W. Wilson

Gracious and loving God, once again we pause for a moment to be thankful for this land of plenty and to be in awe of Your creation. We are truly blessed to be caretakers of such a beautiful and diverse

We pray for all of those in leadership roles that they may have wisdom and compassion. During this time of rest and renewal, strengthen our Representatives and their staffs that they may be able to take on the challenges ahead.

Be with those today in their home districts who are open to dialogue that they may have fruitful conversation. Bless all of us as we seek Your will.


Thought of the Week

“Psalm 27:1–6 (KJV)

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.

For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.”

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