The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Chaplain Bobby R. Patton, Jr.

District of Columbia National Guard
Washington , DC

Date of Prayer: 06/14/2021

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Most holy and merciful God, we come to You today in gratitude and
celebration.
 
Beginning with the Army, our Nation's military has stood for 246
years against all who sought to harm our democracy and citizens. Men
and women from all backgrounds and all services demonstrated their
dedication to our Nation by paying for our freedoms and safety with
their tears, sweat, blood, and too often, lives.
 
God, we pray and are grateful, particularly for our National Guard
soldiers and airmen who protected us in our Nation's Capital. We could
not have done our work without their service and the sacrifice of their
families.
 
Grant us wisdom to remember that we share a common home, and give us
courage so that our words and actions will reflect what is truly best
for that common home, our great Nation.
 
Finally, we thank You for the ability and the capacity to serve the
people of the United States. Amen.

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