The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Doctor Haywood A. Robinson, III

The People's Community Baptist Church
Silver Spring, MD

Sponsor: Rep. David Trone, (D-MD)
Date of Prayer: 10/20/2020

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Eternal God, the source, sustainer, and supplier of everything pertaining to life, it is to You that we come this morning. Before You, Who, from nothing, created soil, seas, and skies, and Who established galaxies, groves, and governments, we come. We approach You with gratitude, mindful that as a Nation we have enjoyed Your providential
presence, protection, power, and prosperity. And, for all of our individual and corporate wrongs, we repent and appeal to You for Your mercy.

On behalf of the people of this land, Your appointed men and women assemble at this hour. We are keenly aware of the significance of the
season in which this session convenes. In this season marked by darkness, we need Your light; marked by hatred, we need Your love; by disease, we need Your healing; by death, we need Your comfort; by despair, we need Your hope; by injustice, we need Your justice; and by
lawlessness, Lord, we need Your grace. Grant these leaders the discernment to recognize Your will and the discipline to follow it.

As a melting pot of cultures, languages, ideologies, and faith traditions, help us to coexist in unity while celebrating diversity.
Guard and govern us such that our plurality leads, not to our peril, but to our promise and progress.

Shape the atmosphere for us today to be one that is ripe for robust yet respectful discussion, debate, and decision making, resulting in
legislation that promotes and protects the worth and welfare of each person in our great Nation, and by extension all people throughout the
world, both now and for generations to come.

In Jesus' name. Amen.

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