The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Paul C. Granillo

Diocese of San Bernardino

Date of Prayer: 11/17/2005

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

This morning we ask You, our Creator, to bless the United States of America and this, her House of Representatives. Help us to be a people committed to the self–evident truths proclaimed in our Declaration of Independence, the rights of humanity to Life, Liberty and Happiness.

Never let us take for granted the honor it is to live in this country and never let us fail to recognize the responsibility that that honor places upon us.

Help us to use the many blessings bestowed upon our nation to make the world a better, more peace–filled place. Help us to be generous toward our sisters and brothers who hunger for food, medicine, education and justice.

Loving God, we give You thanks for the gifts and responsibilities You have bestowed upon each of us this day; most especially for our life, our liberty and our happiness, Amen.

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