The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Dr. Dan C. Cummins

Capitol Worship
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 02/12/2019

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Heavenly Father, we pause in Your presence, in this hallowed Chamber, remembering the lifetimes of two great Americans and distinguished Members of Congress: John David Dingell, Jr., and Walter Beaman Jones, Jr.

With their passing, Lord, our Nation is immeasurably indebted to them and to their families for their tireless dedication and dutiful
sacrifices offered upon the altar of public service.

Einstein's words fit appropriately: "Only a life lived in the service of others is worth living." May we, too, live emulating their example.

The prophet Jeremiah declares that, while we are formed in our mother's womb, You designed a purpose for every life. With certainty, Messrs. Dingell and Jones were greeted with these words from their Creator: Well done, thou good and faithful servant.

So let us comfort one another with these words. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through Jesus Christ, our resurrected Lord. Amen.

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