The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Michael Wilker

Lutheran Church of the Reformation
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 10/16/2012

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Gracious and merciful God, as the Members and staff of the House of Representatives continue their work to care for our Nation, we praise You and trust You hear our prayers.

It's harvest time in much of our Nation. Thank You for the farm workers and owners, ranchers, fishermen and women, and gardeners who are managing and harvesting the bounty of Your creation. Bless their labor and protect them from danger and adversity.

Election Day is approaching. Thank You for all who volunteer and work toward a fair, inclusive, and productive Election Day: Federal and local election officials, the secretaries of states and their staff members, campaign workers, and candidates. Inspire our diligence, help us correct our errors, and open our hearts and minds to each other.

Finally, we pray for our friends and family members who need Your care. You are gracious and merciful. Hear our prayers. Amen.

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