The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend William Byrne

St. Peter's Catholic Church
Washington DC, AL

Date of Prayer: 05/05/2011

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Gracious and loving God,
Thank you for the blessings you have bestowed upon this Nation.
Most especially we thank you for the rights which you alone grant to all men and women, in particular the gift of life and the right to pursue happiness.

Bless the men and women of this country who work to ensure that all men and women may enjoy these rights. Watch over those who protect our nation, both military and civilian, at home and abroad.

Guard and protect those who have been devastated by the storms and tornados this past week. Keep them safe, and assist those who are working for relief. Comfort those who mourn, and welcome those who have died.

Bless these representatives. May all they do begin with your inspiration, and find completion in your love.

We ask this in your holy name.


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