The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Michael Wilker

Lutheran Church of the Reformation
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 08/20/2019

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

God, who stretched the spangled heavens, we Your children, in Your likeness, share inventive powers with You.

Thank You for the delightful and awesome creation of which we are a part. Thank You, also, for the scientists of this Nation, especially those who serve in our government. We are sorry for the times our laziness, ignorance, greed, and fear have caused us to misuse Your gifts of science and technology. Grant us diligence, wisdom, curiosity,
and compassion regarding the science and technology issues before us.

Help legislators and staff members craft legislation, appropriate funds, and provide oversight to support and encourage scientific study, advance technological innovation, and deepen our understanding of human societies and bodies.

In all we learn and do, may we care for creation, serve our neighbors, and honor You, great creator. Amen.

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