The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Carter Griffin

St. Peter's Catholic Church
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 06/07/2011

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Dear Heavenly Father, as we approach the remembrance of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles gathered in prayer, we pray for a new outpouring of Your Spirit upon us today.

May the fire of your love inflame our hearts and may the sure hand of your counsel guide our actions as we strive to follow you more closely.

Send your Spirit of wisdom upon all members of this Congress and those who assist them, that they may always aim to serve the common good in accordance with your holy law.

May this day’s deliberations be pleasing in your sight, and may each one of us live today, and each day, as if it were our last: so that we may always be ready to enter those heavenly dwellings where we hope to live, with the angels and saints, forever and ever. Amen.

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