The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Michael Wilker

Lutheran Church of the Reformation
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 12/13/2021

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Creator of the stars of night, source and ground of every flower, as Christians prepare to celebrate Jesus' birth, we thank You for Advent saints like Juan Diego and Lucia who announce Your presence among people who suffer from slavery, colonization, and sexism. Through the vision of the Virgin of Guadalupe and by the steadfast resistance of Lucia, You strengthen and encourage us.

Guide the deliberations of Congress Members so they work to free all people from bondage. Inspire the work of the staff members, especially those who work in the Capitol buildings and grounds to care for the flowers and lights, food and visitors.

Holy parent of us all, visit Your children today, especially those in the wake of tornadoes in Kentucky and the Midwest. By the stars in heaven and the flowers of the Earth inspire and guide us with the spirit's fire and fragrance.  Amen.

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