The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Chaplain Paul Anderson

Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries
Columbia, MD

Date of Prayer: 12/29/2023

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

To the God of all creation, those who instituted sound, tone, rhythm, and harmony, we give You thanks for the bounty, the purpose, and the mission of America.

From the pulpit of our plenty, we pray to be used by You as instruments of peace in zones of conflict and insufficiency.

May the deliberations here shift from the cacophony of partisanship. Rather, we pray, O God, that You would make this place a center of harmonic convergence from which a symphony of responsible, visionary, compassionate, and inspirational leadership will emanate and circle the globe like the rings of Saturn.

May we be for the world a cornerstone, if not a pillar or platform, of a more perfect Union, a Republic that still includes equity, justice, accountability, personal responsibility, and more power to the people, locally, nationally, and universally. Amen.

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