The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Rebecca Hartvigsen

Home of Guiding Hands
Santee, CA

Sponsor: Rep. Rep. Duncan Hunter, (R-CA)
Date of Prayer: 03/22/2001

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. HUNTER. Mr. Speaker, a few days ago we passed a resolution offering our deepest sympathies to the victims of the tragedy at Santana High School in San Diego County. Today offering our prayer is Reverend Rebecca Hartvigsen who participated with what she described as a multitude of spiritual leaders whose counseling of parents and students has started the healing process in east San Diego County.

We offer all those spiritual leaders who have taken on this burden of the heart our warmest thanks.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Every head bowed, every eye closed.

Thank You, God, for being here this morning.

Surround us, remind us, You have fearfully and wonderfully made us all. From the most impaired to the most vigorous, You are not a respecter of persons.

You know each by name. You know the numbers of hairs counted on our head. You know our thoughts this moment and at all times.

Please walk among Members of the Congress. Pour out Your anointing of wisdom, knowledge, understanding. Assign each bodyguards of Godliness and integrity. Give all freshness of spirit, renewed faith; brighten their hopes for peace, justice for all. Touch Your servants, Father. Bless them and bless their families.

Bless all who live, love and work in this great Nation.

In His name, Amen.

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