The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Opening Prayer

Rabbi Akiva Males

Merciful Father in heaven,

As a new day begins in this great chamber, we thank You for the many blessings You have bestowed upon us.

Please strengthen these representatives of the United States of America, to act with justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with You.

Endow them with wisdom, understanding, and courage, as they address the diverse needs of the citizens of our great country.

Bless these representatives with the patience, and spirit of cooperation needed to solve the many challenges they face.

Grant to these hard–working men and women of the House of Representatives the wisdom and understanding needed to lead the United States of America with righteousness and integrity – so that our great country will continue to be a beacon of light and inspiration unto the world.

May this be Your will, and let us all say, Amen.