The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Michael Wilker

Lutheran Church of the Reformation
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 12/30/2016

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Eternal God, for everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under Heaven.

You have made each of us and gathered us together for this moment.

Jesus Christ promised at the end of time that the nations will be judged by how they feed the hungry, refresh the thirsty, welcome the stranger, clothe the naked, care for the sick, and visit the imprisoned.

Thank You for guiding and encouraging us to answer Your call to justice and mercy in this past year. Forgive us for the ways we mistreated others and failed to care for Your creation.

In the new year, astonish and disrupt us so that we may meet You when we serve those who are at the lowest rungs and the farthest margins of our society. When we are vulnerable or suffering, surprise us with Your amazing grace, steadfast love, and everlasting joy.


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