The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend John Hopkins, LC

Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center
Bethesda, MD

Date of Prayer: 11/22/2016

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Heavenly Father, we ask You to help us to start anew in our quest to build up our country and truly do what is best for our people.

Help us to put aside all struggles for power and learn how to come together for the common good.

Let us put aside all demagoguery and self–importance and cling to what is good and right.

Keep this country safe, and help us always to strive towards a true peace and authentic justice.

Give us the courage to defend and promote the values and principles that have made our country great, and free our lawmakers from all egotism, hate, or cowardice.

Inspire them to think outside the box in finding solutions and to look to You for their inspiration.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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