The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Claude Pomerleau

University of Portland
Portland, OR

Date of Prayer: 10/06/2000

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Lord and Master of the universe, we dare to call You Mother and Father because You are the Source of all that we are, all that we have and all that we do. You have sent us Your Spirit, and so we also call ourselves Your children. We know that You love us all, and that this gift goes beyond our greatest expectations.

O God, bless all the Members of the House this day and always. May they act in accordance with Your Spirit as they serve this Nation and work for a more peaceful and secure world. May they be just and compassionate in their work as You are just and compassionate with Your creation, and may they be a sign of Your presence for this Nation and the world.

We pray that we may always be instruments of Your peace, even in the midst of unresolved problems and constant human conflicts. And, as a result, may we strive to be a mosaic of Your renewing presence in this world, through which we have a brief but glorious passage. Amen.

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