The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Patrick Riffle

St. Peter's Catholic Church
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 12/23/2011

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

O God, Who arranges all things according to a wonderful design, graciously receive the prayers we pour out to You for our country, that through the wisdom of its leaders and the integrity of its citizens, harmony and justice may be assured.

As we pause in these coming days of celebration and rest to be with our families and friends, prepare our hearts to welcome a new year that is filled with Your guidance and grace.

Heavenly Father, in this joyful season be most especially with our military and all who serve our country, especially those separated from family and friends, and may they and their loved ones know the gratitude and esteem we have for them and for their service.

We ask this all in Your most holy name.


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