The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Andrew Heintz

Queen of Apostles Catholic Church
Alexandria, VA

Date of Prayer: 02/01/2013

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Almighty and eternal Father, we are gathered here as Your people and Your children. Out of love, You brought us into existence. Out of love, You fashioned each and every one of us in Your image and likeness.

We humbly ask Your blessings upon us today as we open this session of Congress. Grant guidance and wisdom to the Members of this Congress and all of those in public office; may they always do Your will.

God, all–powerful Father, as we go forth today, fill us with the light of Your holy spirit.

Bless all of the citizens of this land of the free; may they always seek true freedom and true life.

In Your loving mercy, keep our great Nation, and all of those who defend it, safe from every enemy, both foreign and domestic, so that we may rejoice in singing Your praises.

Grant to us Your light and life and peace. And may the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life.


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