The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Stephen J. Rossetti

St. Luke Institute
Silver Spring, MD

Date of Prayer: 09/14/2007

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Good and gracious God, today we recall the prayer of Thomas Merton; he prayed, "O God I do not know if what I am doing is pleasing to you, but I know that my desire to please you is itself pleasing to you." May we, too, be filled with a desire to please you in all that we do. May our every thought and our every action be aimed at doing your will. We know that in your will is our joy and our peace. May you be blessed by all generations and may we follow your will on this earth, until it is completely fulfilled at the end of time. Amen.

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