The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend William Gurnee

St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 10/06/2020

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Heavenly Father, in the midst of this health crisis, we are humbled and reminded that we do not control nature but must respect it and work with it.

You hold in Your hands the depths of the Earth and the highest mountains as well. You made the sea, and it belongs to You, the dry land, too, for it was formed by Your hands. As we recognize our dependence on Your providence, grant us health and safety.

Finally, Dear Lord, give the Members of this body the virtue of courage in difficult times, the virtue of charity in all times, and at the end of the day, the certain knowledge that they have served their
country well. Amen.

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