The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend William Gurnee

St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 03/24/2020

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Almighty God, because our human weakness leads us sometimes to glamorize our elected leaders as symbols of power or status or wealth, we must rely on You more fervently in this moment of crisis in our Nation's healthcare, that we may all together arrive at the truth.

The Members of this body know that they have been tasked with a tremendous responsibility to care not for the trappings of this world, but for the real treasure of our Nation: her people.

You have given each public official gifts for the building up of Your kingdom. Guide them by Your holy spirit with wisdom and humility to make the compromises and choices that are necessary for the good of all.

Grant us this day Your blessings, and may we praise You always. We make this prayer in Your holy name. Amen.

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