The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Mark Vander Meer

Monocacy Valley Church
Ijamsville, MD

Sponsor: Rep. Darrell Issa, (R-CA)
Date of Prayer: 10/26/2005

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Heavenly Father,

We come before you in awe and wonder, recognizing that it is by your grace and sustaining love that we awoke to enjoy the blessings and challenges of this new day.

It is by your will and providence that you called our country into being and entrusted leaders to steward and manage it on your behalf. This is no easy task. The decisions this body must make are difficult, complicated, and impact the lives of so many. I pray that your Spirit would inhabit this chamber and fill the hearts and minds of all who lead with the wisdom, discernment, and insight that comes only from you.

May all that takes place this day be an act of worship, honoring both you and the people we serve.


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