The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Stephen J. Rossetti

Catholic University of America
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 12/21/2010

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Good and gracious God, as we enter upon this joyous season,
We are aware of so much hurt and pain, conflict and violence around the world and even in our own land.
We know that as long as we live in this world, such signs of our fallen humanity will always be with us.
We do not pray that it will all magically disappear.
However, in this season of grace, we pray that you might be with us in an especially poignant way.
May each of us come to know You more deeply;
You who are our peace.
May each of us feel and treasure our common human bond with all our sisters and brothers.
May we truly know peace on this earth and may we offer good will to all.
We make this prayer in your holy Name.

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