The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Steven Wishart

Redeemer Church
Annapolis, MD

Date of Prayer: 10/09/2012

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open and all desires known, we humbly ask that we may always prove ourselves a Nation mindful and deserving of Your favor.

Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and civil conversation.

Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance; and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and make into one united people the many.

Endow with wisdom those to whom You have entrusted the authority of government, that we may prosper at home, and that we, through obedience to You, may be a blessing to all the Earth.

Fill our hearts with gratitude when we are flourishing, and let us not lose our confidence in You when we are not.

Accept and fulfill our petitions, we pray, not as we ask in our ignorance, nor as we deserve, but in Your kindness and grace.


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