The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Michael Siconolfi, S.J.

Society of Jesus
Quantico, VA

Date of Prayer: 03/10/2016

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Lord, You are the author and sustainer of our lives; Yours is the love that bears mercy and the sweet waters that never run dry. By the power of Your word, You stilled the chaos of primeval seas, made the raging waters of the flood subside and etched the channels of fruitful rivers from the Jordan to the Nile, from the Mississippi to the Rio Grande.

We gather this day not far from the river called Potomac to pray for Your blessing upon the Members of this House. Much has been given them; and from them much will be required. Assist them with Your help that they may arrive at the final rollcall vote in Your grace and favor.

Grant all of us here on the shores of this nearby river a sense of hope as we strive to be instruments of Your peace. "In this brief transit ..... teach us to care and not to care. Teach us to sit still. Our peace is in Your will."

We ask this for Your greater glory.


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