The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Mark Farr

Faith and Politics Institute
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 08/23/2011

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

God of the nations, to this House is given leadership of a journey upon which the people of this land have embarked: A quest for a more perfect union, and from many to make one.

To this House has been entrusted the hearts of a traveling, passionate, pilgrim people.

O God, therefore, we pray Thee, be with those who pilot our course. Visit with those who keep watch in this place. To those who steer the ship of our Nation, endow a clear mind and a gentle tongue. Bestow a generosity of spirit to reason together, even while acknowledging great differences, that as we journey, we may not become strangers to each other but see in every life a valued fellow pilgrim, and may the Captain of our souls guide us into safe harbor at the last.

In His name we pray. Amen.

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