The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Charles Gallagher

St. Peter's Catholic Church
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 08/10/2010

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Heavenly Father, we thank you for this new day. You are the author of life. You have designed the universe and you hold it together in your hands. You govern all things. You are the ruler of the world, the supreme law maker.

Guide this assembly as it participates in your governing power. As it creates laws for the human order, may it always respect the laws your divine order has imposed. Let us remember that the rights of the person come not from the deliberations of men, but from the hand of God.

May this assembly always protect the life and respect the dignity of all human beings, especially those who are too weak and too small to protect themselves.

We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.

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