The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend William Gurnee

St. Joseph's on Capitol Hill Catholic Church
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 08/25/2023

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Father in heaven, this day, August 25, is the feast day which commemorates the life of King St. Louis, whose image hangs in this gallery. In a letter to his oldest son, Philip, he wrote, ‘‘My dearest son, my first instruction is that you should love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your strength.''

Lord, may the Members of this body learn to love You after the example of King St. Louis. May they be men and women of virtue who seek the good of others first. Watch over them and protect their families who make sacrifices so that they can lead this Nation in the pursuit of justice. Grant them, above all, the certain knowledge that they have served their country well.

We ask this in Your holy name. Amen.

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