The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Father Brian K. Burgess

Christ Church Episcopal
Woodbury, NJ

Sponsor: Rep. Trey Hollingsworth, (R-IN)
Date of Prayer: 10/16/2019

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

O Lord our Governor, we beseech Thee to bless the leaders of our land, that we may be a people at peace among ourselves and a blessing to the other nations of the Earth.

To the President and members of the Cabinet, to Governors of States, mayors of cities, and to all in administrative authority, grant wisdom and grace in the exercise of their duties.

To Senators and Representatives and those who make our laws in States, cities, and towns, give courage, wisdom, and foresight to provide for the needs of all our people and to fulfill our obligations in the community of nations.

To the judges and officers of our courts, give understanding and integrity, that human rights may be safeguarded and justice served.

And finally, teach our people to rely on Thy strength and to accept their responsibilities to their fellow citizens, that they may elect
trustworthy leaders and make wise decisions for the well–being of our society, that we may serve Thee faithfully in our generation and honor
Thy holy name.

For Thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and Thou art exalted as head above all. Amen.

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