The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Benjamin Hogue

Lutheran Church of the Reformation
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 12/27/2018

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Gracious God, now that the songs of the angels are stilled and the star in the sky is gone, the kings and princes are home and the shepherds are back with their flocks, the work of our holiday begins.

Help us to find the lost and heal the broken. Empower us to feed the hungry and release the prisoner. Guide us to rebuild the nations and to bring peace among all.

Show us that cooperation and reconciliation are true gifts to share.

As Your love guides us toward a new year, with grace and mercy as our companions, make Your presence known in our work for all our neighbors and for justice for all.

We give You thanks for this day and the blessings we receive. Amen.

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