The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Opening Prayer

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Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, S.J.

We give You thanks, O God, for giving us another day.

During this week, the National Defense Authorization Act is being debated on the floor of the House. May all Members be imbued with Your
wisdom, that the results of their deliberations might redound to the benefit of our Nation.

Bless all those whose lives are dedicated to the defense and service of the United States, most especially those who serve in uniform in the
Armed Forces. May they be safe in the execution of their duties, and their families blessed with Your comforting presence in their lives.

Thank You, O God, for the privilege of being able to serve, and may all that is done be for Your greater honor and glory. Amen.