The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Opening Prayer

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Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, S.J.

Gracious God, we give You thanks for giving us another day.

In this moment of prayer, please grant to the Members of this people's House, as they meet with their respective constituents during this campaign season, the gifts of wisdom and discernment, that in their words and actions they will do justice, love with mercy, and walk humbly with You.

We ask Your special blessing upon those on the Gulf Coast who are facing yet another major storm. In the coming days, protect all from severe harm, and empower those first responders to render the assistance that will be needed.

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