The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Patrick Riffle

St. Peter's Catholic Church
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 09/02/2011

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

God our Father, You guide everything in wisdom and love. "You are good and forgiving, full of love to all who call upon You" (Psalm 86:5). We now praise You for that love and rejoice in Your abundant blessings. You call us today to grow in the knowledge of that love and invite us to receive Your blessings.

Accept the prayers we offer for our Nation, protect it and keep it ever in Your sight. Fill this House of Representatives with Your holy wisdom. Strengthen these Representatives and their staffs as they labor for what is good and just. May true harmony and justice be secured for all and may there be lasting prospering and peace.

We ask this in Your most holy name. Amen.

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