The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Andrea Martin

St. Patrick's Episcopal Church
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 10/18/2011

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

God, our Governor, bless the leaders of our land, that we may be a people at peace among ourselves and a blessing to other nations.

To the President, to Governors, Mayors, and to all in administrative authority, grant wisdom and grace in the exercise of their duties.

To Senators and Representatives, and those who make our laws, give courage, wisdom, and foresight to provide for the needs of all our people, and to fulfill our obligations in the community of nations.

To the judges and officers of our Courts give understanding and integrity, that human rights may be safeguarded and justice and honor served.

And finally, teach our people to rely on your strength and to accept their responsibilities to their fellow citizens, that they may make wise decisions for the well–being of our society, serve you faithfully in our generation, and honor your holy Name. Amen.

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