The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Opening Prayer

Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, S.J.

Merciful God, thank You for giving us another day.

At the end of a contentious week, let Your spirit of peace descend upon this place and those who work here. In the week to come, may the heat of political positions cool and the light of governing wisdom break forth.

Bless the Members back home in their districts and the people whom they serve.

And as all Americans prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July, may we be forever grateful for the benefits we share as citizens of a common Nation, with uncommon diversity. Help us to work together to build a better community as a light for the world.

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