The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Mark Farr

Faith & Politics Institute
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 05/06/2011

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Gracious God:
We give you thanks for the rich spiritual traditions that you have bestowed upon this Nation.
May we be worthy of the heritage we have received.

Grant us
The disposition to be still, and to pray;
The courage to respect the prayers of others;
And the faith to know our prayers are never in vain.

Then, having prayed:
Grant us the willingness to bridge the divides that arise in a thriving democracy;
Lift our eyes that we might see above the immediacy of the present clamor;
To the peace that is forged by a life spent in intimacy with You
That we might sow peace in our land, in this House, and in the Garden of our Souls.

In Your name we pray. Amen.

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