The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Stephen Willis

First Baptist Church
Kenova, WV

Date of Prayer: 11/02/2012

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

To the One who governs seas and quells the storms, we thank You for authoring each life and granting hope in times of calamity. We come to You on the eve of this election, seeking wisdom from Isaiah 1. For failing to take up the cause of the fatherless, we ask for mercy. For insufficiently defending the case of the widow, we humbly repent.

Teach us to fear You and keep Your commandments. May we learn to do good, seek justice, and rebuke those who would oppress Your children.

Restore our rulers as at the first, and our judges as at the beginning, that we might be called a nation of righteousness, a faithful people. May we be redeemed by justice and those who repent by righteousness.

Let the wretched, poor, pitiful, naked and blind experience the transformation of Your grace so that Your name, O Lord, might be exalted among the nations. Amen.

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