The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend William Hegedusich

St. Peter's Catholic Church
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 09/11/2007

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Father in heaven, God of power and Lord of mercy, direct our steps in our everyday efforts. May the changing moods of the human heart and the limits which our failings impose on hope never blind us to you, source of every good.

Lord God Almighty, look with favor on these your servants – our Members of Congress. Enable them to communicate truth, to foster love, and to uphold justice and right. Let them promote and support that peace between peoples which comes from you.

Today our country and the world remember the tragic events which took place 6 years ago. Our prayers today are for those who lost their lives in the World Trade Center Towers, the Pentagon and in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Comfort those who remain. Watch over all who are in harm's way. This we ask, now and forever.


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