The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Daniel P. Coughlin


Date of Prayer: 06/13/2001

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Lord God,
Who desires us to receive Your Word, be with us today, here in Congress and across this great nation.

Fill us with Your Holy Spirit, that with diversity and creative willingness we may find ways to express deep human concerns and yet uncover true wisdom.

Thereby, You will guide us in important decisions and impact our future.

May our native differences and historical experiences provide us with insight and an inner freedom so that we discover new avenues to reach consensus and realize Your power at work in each of us.

Grant freedom of speech to peoples everywhere that the cacophony of voices may give You glory and bring all to a deeper understanding that in You we are already one, You the one Who was, Who is, and Who will be the same now and forever.

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