The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Dr. Kurt Gerhard

St. Patrick's Episcopal Church
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 11/06/2012

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

God who exists within each one of us and binds us together as one people: Be with us on this Election Day as we exercise our responsibility to choose our leaders and set a trajectory into the future.
Let us be mindful and respectful of the views of those who vote for someone else.
Open our minds to realize that although we are a nation filled with diverse philosophies, our common motive is to make this country a fruitful and peace–filled nation allowing all people the opportunity to pursue dreams.
Help us to see our victories and defeats in the voting booths as a blessing of freedom and not a judgment on ideals.
Help us be mindful of our unity and bless this country and all nations and peoples now and forever. We ask this in your holy name. Amen.

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