The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Eugene Hemrick

Catholic University of America
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 10/05/2013

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Lord, paraphrasing the love of St. Francis, may this Congress be an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let it sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.

O, Divine Master, grant that our Congress may not so much seek to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life.


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