The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Opening Prayer

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Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, S.J.

Dear Lord, we give You thanks for giving us another day.

You are the source of all life and unconditional love. The House of Representatives is a noble institution which embraces the highest aspirations of the Nation's people and embodies their lasting values.

Help the Members of this House to look at themselves, their politics, priorities, and the Nation's interests with new vision in the light of
Your Spirit. Help them to be wise and patient legislators, seeking not immediate political wins, but a productive future which will nourish
the stability of our homeland and reap a harvest of peace in the world.

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