The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Gary Studniewski

St. Peter's Catholic Church
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 08/16/2019

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Almighty God, we thank You for the favor You have shown to the United States of America from the country's founding.

We ask Your continued favor today in continuing to provide national leaders dedicated to serving the common good, by legislating in accord with the Democratic principles and the constitutional values that help make our country strong.

As we open this session of our House of Representatives, we ask You to bless each elected Member of this House, staff and support personnel, and family members of those who serve here.

Protect and strengthen them for service present and future. Bless the work of this session and beyond as we continue to seek Your spirit and
light to build up a country of prosperity, peace, and justice for all.

With profound gratitude and in humility, we pray. Amen.

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