The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Opening Prayer

Reverend Daniel P. Coughlin

Hope for the future, Lord God, is very much a part of the American character. Bless this society which places such a high value on personal freedom.

Help all Americans to see that freedom is not only a treasured gift but a summons to personal responsibility.

May the Members of Congress set an example for the rest of the nation by working diligently this week to address responsibly the country's problems and seek the common good of the people.

In whatever they say or do, may they give You glory and honor both now and forever.