The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend William Gurnee

Blessed John Paul II Seminary
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 05/24/2013

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Gracious Lord,
As we approach the day of Remembrance for the fallen heroes of our country, we take the opportunity to give thanks for each and every one of them.

We recall their heroic sacrifice and we ask that You shine the perpetual light of mercy on their souls.

Our gratitude and our sympathy are directed as well, to the families who helped shoulder the burden of service and grieved the loss of their loved ones.

May the time soon come, when such sacrifices are no longer necessary. God of Heaven, we implore Your blessings upon the House of Representatives today and every day.

May those who serve in this body continue to do so with honor, patience and genuine care for all Members.

Give them wisdom, give them joy in their office and give them the lasting memory that they have served their country well.

We ask all these things in your Holy Name. Amen.

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