The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Deacon Brother Thomas More Garrett

Dominican House of Studies
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 12/16/2014

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Dear God, as we enter a time of expectation and new beginnings, help us to direct our minds toward the things that will last.

Let us be attentive to why we act and what we seek and how we want our last days to be spent.

Give us the space to rest this season in the cell of self–knowledge.

Remove the curtains of ignorance that shield us from the light of faith.

Open us to transcendent wisdom, and enlighten the dark corners of our neglected hearts and scatter there Your cheerful beams.


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