The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Dr. Barry Black

US Senate

Date of Prayer: 10/23/2009

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Let us pray.

Almighty God, by whose providence our forbears brought forth a nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to equal justice for all.

Give the members of this body that same spirit, as they seek to make a better world.

May this quest for justice motivate them to eliminate those things that obstruct the coming of Your Kingdom.

Each day my they give primacy to prayer, seeking Your guidance as they strive to make decisions that honor You.

Guide them by Your higher wisdom so that they will not give in to disappointment, doubt or despair.

We pray in Your great name. Amen.

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