The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Alisa Lasater Wailoo

Capitol Hill United Methodist Church
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 03/09/2020

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

All–knowing and all–loving God, before we pray for the work of the people's House, let us pray for the people within.

Thank You, God, for the gifts and graces of each person working here: Members, staffers, administrators, and more. You know the good that can be done through us.

You also know, God, that, despite someone's position or power, personal pain can seep in. Be with those among us, even in this Chamber, struggling with depression, wrestling with a broken relationship, or hiding some other hurt. Help us listen and walk with each other in a personal way.

Out of that same compassion, guide our policy work. We give thanks for the physicians, scientists, local government authorities, and
public health workers––all those on the front line of the coronavirus and other devastation like in Tennessee. In our support of them, free us from political motivation. Make this a moment where we connect over the care of others, both those in our midst and all around the globe impacted by our work.

Almighty God, make it so. Amen and amen.

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