The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Opening Prayer

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Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, S.J.

Lord God of Heaven and Earth, thank You for giving us another day.

In this Chamber of the people's House, we note the observance of Constitution Day, when our Nation's founding document was signed at the Constitutional Convention in 1787.

Grant a deepening knowledge of, and appreciation for, our Constitution to all Americans, but especially to the Members of the people's House, who have sworn an oath to defend it.

May they have the freedom to realize that their responsibility is to the Nation and its welfare, as well as to their own constituents. Give them the wisdom to discern the greater good when those allegiances might seem to conflict.

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