The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Opening Prayer

Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, S.J.

Eternal God, we give You thanks for giving us another day. We pause in Your presence and ask guidance for the men and women of the people's

Enable them, O God, to act on what they believe to be right and just, and to do so in ways that show respect for those with whom they disagree. In this, may they grow to be models and good examples in a
time when so many in our world are unable to engage gracefully with those with whom they are at odds.

Bless us this day and every day, and may all that is done within the people's House be for Your greater honor and glory. Amen.