The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend William Federici

The United Church
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 10/19/2012

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Most loving and most gracious God, You hold each of us in your covenant of steadfast love, knowing that we are sacred, precious, and beloved. You are with us today in this House of promise and possibility.

Bless each Member and their staff with the gifts of wisdom and discernment. Bless each Member and their staff with the power to use these gifts with care and compassion.

May this Nation be knit together as one, honoring our diversity, respecting our differences, and holding one another true to the covenant of freedom and justice for all. May we be peaceful. May we be safe. May we be grateful.

All this we ask in the presence of, and with the power of, divine love which sustains and transforms all. Amen.

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