The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Andrew Walton

Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 07/23/2012

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Creating God, we come together today in a simple prayer. May we be who we are created to be, reflections of Your image. May we live as we know we should, as caretakers of creation. May we participate in the purpose of life, as companions to God and to one another. May we truly embrace the equality of humanity as ‘‘self–evident'' and know that just beneath the surface of disagreement, conflict, discord, and even violence and death, there is a deep river of grace, love, and forgiveness that truly binds us. May this stream of eternal presence be solace for any pain in our lives; but, more importantly, inspiration and hope of reconciliation and peace in personal relationships, in our Nation, and throughout the world.

May the deliberations and decisions of this day and all days take place in the spirit of common good, the spirit in which we are created.


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