The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Judith Wright

First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist
Northborough, MA

Sponsor: Rep. Jim McGovern, (D-MA)
Date of Prayer: 09/21/2011

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Let us pray.

We gather this afternoon, a rich tapestry of faith woven together by diverse religious and spiritual beliefs.

In the midst of this theological diversity may we choose acceptance and love towards one another, and strive to live harmoniously and respectfully, with all people of our great country, and all living beings on our fragile, cherished planet.

May that which guides us towards the Highest within ourselves
lead us on this precious day, as well as every day of our lives,
to embrace compassion, love, and equity in all relations.

May we respect the inherent worth and dignity of every person,
and grasp our profound inter–connectiveness with all.

May we ceaselessly help those who suffer, for as they suffer, so do we.

May people everywhere live in peace with each other and all living creatures without disturbing one another.

In the name of all that is Holy. Amen.

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