The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Thomas Petri, OP

Dominican House of Studies
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 01/16/2015

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Almighty ever–living God, in whose hand lies every human heart and the rights of all peoples, graciously receive the prayers we pour out to You for our country, that, through the wisdom of its leaders and the integrity of its citizens, harmony and justice may be assured and lasting prosperity come with peace.

Look with favor, we pray, on this House, and, in Your mercy, we beg You to grant that its Members may be Your instruments for us and for the whole world, that the flourishing of peoples, the establishment of peace, and the freedom of religion may, through Your gift, be made secure.

Mercifully pour out upon these men and women, O God, the spirit of Your wisdom, that they may decide everything for the well–being and peace of all, and may they never turn aside from Your will.

We ask this through Christ, our Lord.


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