The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Benjamin Hogue

Lutheran Church of the Reformation
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 01/21/2020

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

God of love, truth, and goodness, You promise to join us along the way.

Give those gathered here open spirits to discern Your presence within, open minds to legislate and dream with creative possibility, and open hearts to join one another in cooperation, humility, and hope.

Remind us of the fierce urgency of now. Bless the promises of democracy, and make freedom and equality a reality for all of Your children.

Keep us uncomfortable with complacency, and let us never be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.

Assure us that we have what we need for today; that You will provide us what we need for tomorrow; and that You have called us to lead Your
people into the future.

For all this and the grace we receive this day, we give You thanks. Amen.

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