The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend David Godleski, S.J.

Jesuit Conference
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 02/24/2017

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Gracious and loving God, look kindly on those gathered here this morning and grant to all of us a sense of zeal and enthusiasm for the work You have called us to do.

We are mindful and our hearts are grateful for the many gifts You have bestowed on us, both as individuals and as a Nation, especially the gift of freedom, the gift of our abundant natural resources, and the gift of opportunities to pursue our hopes and aspirations.

We ask that You continue to bless our country and those who govern it, especially the Members of this House of Representatives. Bestow upon them true wisdom, understanding, and insight in their efforts to discern how best to serve the people of these United States. Provide them with the strength and courage of will to promote the common good and to work for justice and peace for all people.


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