The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Stephen J. Rossetti

Catholic University of America
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 05/13/2011

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

O God, we ardently long for peace. Help us to become instruments of that peace. Where there is hatred, let us sow love. Where there is injury, may we bring pardon. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. Where there is darkness, may we be light.

Let us not simply yearn for peace, let us be peace. May we be so docile to your will that your love, your peace and your pardon flow through us.

And when this day is done, may we be one step closer to peace. May we be one step closer to our brothers and sisters. May we be one step closer to You.

As always we thank you, we praise you and we love you. Amen.

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