The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Andrew Walton

Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 12/19/2013

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

In the name, spirit, and way of all faith traditions of our Nation and world, we pray that the light, peace, hope, compassion, and joy of the season may be ours today.

As the Members and staff of this Congress complete their work at hand and return to communities and families for rest, respite, and celebration, may their lives be enriched and renewed. May those who stay behind to keep the embers of government aglow also be blessed with slower pace and lighter workload.

May the many people of our land for whom holidays are not so merry or bright be comforted in loss, healed in sickness, and sustained in their needs through the compassion, generosity, and love of fellow brothers and sisters guided by divine spirit.

May grace and blessings be upon our Nation and the entire planet as we celebrate this season of peace and seek to serve and live that same peace each and every day.


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