The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Andrew Walton

Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 10/26/2012

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

God of the universe, known by many names and worshiped in numerous ways, yet present in common experiences of life, we come in thanks and gratitude for the gift of democratic process through which the Members of this body are elected to serve by representing the particular needs of their communities as well as the common good of the Nation.

In this season of discernment and decision, may all who are involved in the electoral process, from candidates, to campaign staffs, to voters, to poll workers, be filled with shared imagination, collective wisdom, and mutual compassion that transcend self–interest, personal gain, and individual pride.

May we ultimately find peace, rest, and hope not in institutional systems but in the sure knowledge of prophetic words that the arc of the moral universe not only bends toward justice but does so guided by the spirit of love that sustains and binds creation itself. Amen.

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