The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Michael Wilker

Lutheran Church of the Reformation
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 03/23/2020

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

God our shepherd, You provide all we need: green pasture, safe waters, and protected paths. Even though we move through the valley of the shadow of death, we shall fear no evil, You are with us, You
protect and comfort us.

Thank You for the shepherds among us, especially for healthcare workers whose care for others puts them at risk. Grant them wisdom, clarity and rest.

When our anxiety about disease turns into fear of our neighbors, forgive us. When fear constricts our hearts and compassion dries up, renew us. When exhaustion and scarcity cloud our judgment, lead us.

Encourage us to protect those most vulnerable, especially those who are sick, isolated, imprisoned, unemployed, or without shelter.

Shepherd the House of Representatives. Guide the Members along right pathways. Always alert to the reality of the threats facing us, give our leaders calm assurance and abiding trust in You.


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