The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Gene Hemrick

Catholic University of America
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 03/07/2013

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

The philosopher Martin Buber states, “The primary aspiration of all history is a genuine community of human beings.”
Lord, we know that you desire the best for us and that this consists in our being the genuine human beings you meant us to be. This is and always has been the heart of our nation.
May you bless this Congress with the wisdom, prudence and understanding needed for generating the laws, ideals and creativity to fulfill your heart–felt desires for us.

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