The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Opening Prayer

07/09/2020
Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, S.J.

Loving God, Father of us all, thank You for giving us another day.

As the numbers of those infected by coronavirus continue to rise throughout our country, send us Your spirit of healing and comfort. Healthcare workers tire with the unrelenting burden of caring for so many who are ill. Strengthen them. May all Americans be sincere in their appreciation of heroic efforts to tend to those in need.

As Members attend to the demands of their home districts, may the work of building and rebuilding our communities show signs of progress and hope. Give the Members patience and insight in addressing the issues pressing upon citizens in their respective communities.

May all that is done throughout our country this day be for Your greater honor and glory. Amen.

Thought of the Week

“Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself. ”


Divine Mercy Chaplet Closing Prayer