The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend William Federici

The United Church
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 02/18/2014

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Most loving, and most gracious God, we come before You this day knowing that You are with us in the story of this time and this age, knowing that You are with us, guiding us, sustaining us, and nurturing us with the gift of Your steadfast love. You are with us today in this place, this House, which represents the dreams and visions of so many.

We pray that that wisdom, justice, and compassion may guide every Member and every member of their staff.

May this House's deliberations and actions be taken in the spirit of respect for our diversity and differences. May this Nation be knit together as one.

May we hold one another true to the covenant of freedom and justice for all.

May we be peaceful.

May we be safe.

May we be grateful.

All this we ask in the presence of and with the power of Divine love, which sustains and transforms all.


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