The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Alisa Lasater Wailoo

Capitol Hill United Methodist Church
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 12/23/2016

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Gracious God, thank You for this day.

This week, Your children will celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, or Kwanzaa. No matter if we light the Menorah, the Christ candle, or the kinara, open us to see new truths about You and Your love.

As we work today, reveal to us the beauty and gifts inside each person we encounter and represent.

Enlighten us to the greatest needs in our world and where You want us to focus.

Enlighten us to the biases and bigotries within us that hinder healing in our Nation.

Enlighten us to real dangers and save us from false fears.

Bless each Member, their tireless staffers, and all House employees. Grant them safe travels and a week of rest, restoration, and revelation.

I pray in the name of the baby Jesus, born without shelter, forced by Herod to flee to Egypt as a refugee who, not in spite of but through his circumstances, became the light of salvation.


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