The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Opening Prayer

Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, S.J.

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

We come to You today, humbly, to ask Your blessing upon the Members of this people's House. Help them to do the work that needs to be done.

Bless all those who worry that their needs may not be addressed in a timely fashion. May those who possess power here in Washington be mindful of those whom they represent who possess little or no power and whose lives are made all the more difficult by a failure to work out serious differences.

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