The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Conrad Braaten

Lutheran Church of the Reformation
Washington , DC

Date of Prayer: 05/23/2011

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

God of Grace...God of Glory and Truth...
Grant us wisdom for the living of these days.
Grant us discernment for the deliberations we make and courage for the decisions we face.
May the guidance of your Spirit in this House serve to lead us as a nation in paths of righteousness for Your Name’s sake.
Bring to our minds an awareness of your benevolence upon all people, and may our hearts bear the imprint of your compassion for the least among us.
You have given to us as individuals and as a body the vocation of being a trustee of your creation, and a steward of the common good.
May we be given a vision for our work together as public servants that will bless the well–being of our people, nurture the establishment of justice and nourish the seeds of peace–making in our world.
This is our earnest prayer. Amen

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