The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Clete Kiley

Archdiocese of Chicago

Date of Prayer: 01/06/2012

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

At the beginning of this New Year, O Lord, our hearts are filled with hope, and our imaginations are inspired once again with Your vision for this Nation. Our forefathers were dedicated to this vision of a Shining City on a Hill. Our Nation’s heroes and prophets have continually called us to become the Beloved Community, a people dedicated to the Common Good, a Nation at peace with itself.

And so as this New Year breaks upon us may this age old vision guide us in our work here in the House of Representatives. May it stir up within in us a new dedication to comity. May it fill each of us who come from every district in America with a sense of common purpose in this House. May this vision re–invigorate our resolve to faithfully execute our oaths of office with courage and integrity.

In this New Year, we pray, bless us now; bless our work; and, may You, O God, continue to Bless America. Amen.

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