The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Monsignor Donn Heiar

St. John Vianney Catholic Church
Janesville, WI

Sponsor: Rep. Paul D. Ryan, (R-WI)
Date of Prayer: 10/29/2015

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Lord God, You know our needs. You have entrusted to us a great nation founded on life and liberty. We stand before You, ready to fulfill a mission that will give glory to Your name and ensure the dignity of all humanity. We plead for Your wisdom.

Give us the courage to open our eyes to see. Give us the fortitude to endure when the demands of our office seem overwhelming. Bless us with prudence when all pathways seem troublesome. Help us to discern and seek the common good when comfort and expedience tempt and beckon.

Challenge our minds and steady our hand and remind us that all good things come from You. Transform our lives, and we will remember that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is the greatest work we will perform on behalf of all people.


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