The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Kevin Vandiver

Lutheran Church of the Reformation
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 02/23/2024

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

God of infinite love and grace, we pray for Your wisdom, guidance, and strength as we collectively govern this Nation.

Ever remind us of the ways in which the spark of hope comes from the most unlikely of places and circumstances. Remind us of the ways that You are calling us all to participate in what often seems to be fraught times.

Keep us steadfast in the aims to bring this one human family together in peace. Help us to use our power for ultimate good. Guide us in the ways of humble servitude, so that peace, love, and justice may roll from the mountains like rivers.

Give us ears to not only hear but to listen, hearts that not only beat with passion but also with empathy. Surround these, Your servants, with love and resolve for the days ahead.

In the spirit and name of the infinite creator, we pray. Amen.

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