The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Chaplain David L. Mansberger

U.S. Air Force, Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, VA

Date of Prayer: 10/26/2018

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Thank You for this day, O God of our Founders, in whose name this Republic was born. We pray that by Your help we may be worthy to receive Your blessings upon our labors today.

In the troubled and uneasy travail in this world before the dawn of lasting peace, when men and women of this world have often made deceit a habit, lying an art, and cruelty a science, empower us to show the better ethic and the moral superiority of the way of life we cherish.
Here in this room may everyone see truth upheld, honesty loved, and kindness practiced.

In our dealings with each other, may we be gentle, understanding, and kind, with our tempers under control.

In our dealings with other nations, may we be firm without obstinacy, generous without extravagance, and right without compromise. We do not pray that other nations may love us, but that they may know that we stand united for what is right, unafraid, with the courage of our convictions.

May our private lives and our public actions be consistent with our prayers. Through Your strong, holy, and righteous name I pray. Amen.

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