The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Mark Farr

Faith and Politics Institute
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 11/22/2011

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Good Lord, on the anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy, we remember our Presidents and all those who serve, however high or lowly their office; also those from this House who more recently have paid a price for their service.

Keep all who attend this House safe, knowing that, in a Nation whose ideals require their leaders not be distanced from the people, this can mean personal peril.

Give them strength to know that their gift is never without cost; and in a season of Thanksgiving, holy and eternal God, we give You thanks that so many still serve the common good and that, through them, the beautiful ideals of our Republic still stand.

In Your name we pray, Amen.

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