The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Dr. Barry Black

Chaplain, U.S. Senate
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 10/04/2013

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Eternal God, today, give our lawmakers the wisdom to do what is right, led by You instead of political expediency.

Forgive them for the blunders they have committed, infusing them with the courage to admit and correct mistakes.

Lord, illuminate their minds so that they will find a solution to the current impasse, embracing Your purposes and doing Your will.

Continue to sustain our law enforcement agents and first responders, inspiring us to emulate their patriotism and self–sacrifice, going beyond applause to ensuring they receive fair and timely compensation.

Bless this land we love so much and save us from our self–inflicted wounds.

We pray in Your powerful name.


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