The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Dr. Janet Zimmerman

St. Patrick's Episcopal Church
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 10/21/2011

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Almighty God, we ask your blessings today on those who have achieved every measure of societal success and on those who have lost their jobs, their homes, and are in danger of losing their hope; we ask you to bless those who have received the best education available in this country and those who try to learn in overcrowded classrooms; and we ask you to bless those who enjoy the freedom and security of this great nation and those who are daily in harm’s way fighting wars overseas.
We ask you to inspire our leaders. Give them discerning hearts and agile minds so that together they may shape laws that work for the common good. Equip them to fulfill the challenging duties that you have given them to do. And help them always to lead with compassion and generosity.
In the name of God, whom I know through Jesus Christ.

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