The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend David Nuss

Catholic Diocese of Toledo
Toledo, OH

Date of Prayer: 11/09/2001

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Almighty and ever–living God, we do well always and everywhere to give You thanks.

In a former time You chose a people and ascribed a destiny to them. The light of freedom they carried then, burns brightly now, dispelling the darkness and the shadow of death.

Your goodness, O God, has come to pass in every American generation. It happened to our ancestors, who came to this land as if out of the desert into a place of promise. It happens to us still as you guide our Nation into the way of peace.

Lord God, lavish Your blessings today upon all the Members of this venerable Chamber. Protect and inspire our elected Representatives, and all who labor with them and for them so that they may work together for justice and bring forth peace.

We trust in You, all–powerful God, who is and who was until the end of the ages. Amen.

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