The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Gene Hemrick

Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 02/28/2011

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Lord, in turbulent times throughout our country and the world may we bring to those who seek peace the loving, uplifting heart that rings through the prayer of St. Francis:

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen

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