The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Alisa Lasater Wailoo

Capitol Hill United Methodist Church
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 10/11/2019

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

O, God, it is Friday. As we look back on the week, we remember Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, at–one–ment, where our Jewish siblings spend 25 hours fasting from quick satisfaction and allowing You to reveal the falsities we all feast upon.

Following their wisdom, let us do the same. Before we begin our work here, inquire of us, Lord, are we seeking truth or expediency? Inquire of us, Lord, are we choosing courage or comfort? Inquire of us, Lord, are we hoping for healing or using the division for our own gain?

Merciful God of all forgiveness, compassion, truth, and power, come into the people's House and all the districts where we reside today. Fill our hearts, our homes, and our town hall meetings with Your spirit, that we may break free from the comfort of caucusing with our own, and make us one not only with You, but all Your children of this great land. Amen.

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