The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Dr. Barry C. Black

Chaplain, United States Senate

Date of Prayer: 07/15/2003

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

God of grace and glory, You bless us in so many ways. You hold our lives in Your hands and oversee the movements of the seasons. You give us Your peace in the midst of life's storms. You read even our unworthy thoughts, and yet You invite us to meet with You.

Lord, thank You for leading us in life's precarious places, providing us with inspiring promises. Help us to life worthy of Your generous providence. May we remember to cast our burdens on You, for You have promised to sustain us. We pray this in Your strong Name. Amen.

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