The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Cara Spaccarelli

Christ Church
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 10/02/2015

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

O God, Creator of all, lover of life, inspirer of hope even amidst tremendous pain and powerful obstacles, we know that You are as tired of hearing our cries in the face of another gun tragedy as we are tired of witnessing it.

As You comfort the community of Roseburg, Oregon, may we open ourselves to change, may we confess that what we are doing is not working, and that we can do better.

Inspire us out of complacency, out of inertia, out of fear that we might work toward becoming a nation that so honors life that it will do everything in its power to protect it.


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