The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Kurt Gerhard

St. Patrick's Episcopal Church
Washington , DC

Date of Prayer: 09/24/2010

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

O Lord our God, creator and sustainer of all nations and people.

On this day, bless the members of this House with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that they can work for justice, freedom, and peace.

Bless them with enough foolishness to believe that they can make a difference in the world; so that they can do what others claim is impossible.

Bless them with the humility to know that they can be wrong; so that they can respect the perspective of others.

Bless them with frustration with the way things are; so that they will be motivated to create new solutions.

Send your Spirit of courage and understanding upon each member of this 111th Congress; so that they will hold fast that which is true and serve these United States of America with glory and honor.

We ask this all in your Holy Name. Amen.

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