The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend James Stoeger, S.J.

Jesuit Secondary Education Association
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 08/26/2011

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Loving God, draw us to Yourself, to Your concerns and desires for us.

Help us attend as You might Yourself to the needs of our communities, Nation, and world. Draw our hearts towards those persons in want, those suffering illness or hunger or poverty. Inspire us to approaches and solutions for matters such as defense and learning and financial well–being.

For those Members on vacation, help them enjoy needed rest and family time. Please, God, bless the Members of this House, their staffs, and the country they serve.

This morning, in particular, we pray as well for the safety of those people and communities in the path of Hurricane Irene. Please, God, care for them.


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