The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Aaron Damiani

Church of the Resurrection
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 02/24/2012

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Almighty God, we the people lay before You our anxieties. The trials we face are real and intractable, and we confess our temptation to lose heart in their presence.

We ask You to take away the spirit of fear and in its place give our Nation the courage of Daniel, who faced the lion's den with humble confidence and lived to see a new dawn.

Do not let us cower before the menacing problems of our day, but instead let us stand before them with the spirit of power and love and self–control. Steel our leaders with the courage to confront all that is wrong, dysfunctional and evil. Give them the courage to talk to each other, and give them the courage to lead.

O God, make speed to save us. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

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