The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Russell Gordon

Lutheran Church of the Reformation
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 05/27/2022

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

God of creation, we praise You for the sheer beauty of this world, for its astonishing diversity among plants and animals and peoples who together call this place home. We pray for Your gracious providence to encourage us in being responsible caretakers of all that You have made, to respect the delicate nature of the Earth, and to preserve this wondrous world for our children and grandchildren to enjoy.
We most especially pray this day for those families who have recently lost their children and loved ones due to gun violence. Bring them a good measure of Your comfort and Your peace.
As we begin this Memorial weekend, help us, O God, to do so humbly, grateful for the utmost sacrifice made by those in uniform in all fields of conflict, lives given so we may enjoy the fruits of life and liberty. We pray for those families who still feel their loss. May their supreme offering inspire this Nation and its leaders to strive for those ways that lead to greater unity, justice, freedom, and peace.  Amen.

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