The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Alisa Lasater Wailoo

Capitol Hill United Methodist Church
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 05/27/2014

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

God of each of us,

On this Tuesday after Memorial Day, we pause once more to give thanks for all in our Armed Forces and their immense sacrifices. Strengthen us to support them in substantive ways.

We also give thanks for all who serve, especially each staffer, assistant, and Member of this House. We pray for colleagues still traveling and for loved ones left at home. We give thanks for friendships over the miles and pray for relationships in need of repair. Each servant makes sacrifices daily to be here. Bless them, Lord, as they live out this high calling.

Then remind us, as Your prophet did, that "to obey is better than sacrifice." So make us obedient to Your love in all we do today. Be it researching legislation or negotiating a compromise, help us obey Your commands to love our enemies, serve the weak, seek peace, and walk humbly with You.


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