The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Patrick Riffle

St. Peter's Catholic Church
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 10/23/2012

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Almighty and ever–living God, You have promised that You will always draw near to those who call upon Your name.

We call upon You this day to send upon this great Nation Your protection and guidance. Fill the hearts of those who have been elected to lead, mold, and shape our country. Bless their staffs and all who labor here that they will see You in the work that they do.

Lord, fill this Chamber with Your presence so that here freedom, peace, and the common good will always be sought.

We ask this in Your most holy name. Amen.

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