The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Stephen J. Rossetti

St. Luke Institute
Silver Spring, MD

Date of Prayer: 01/03/2008

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Good and gracious God, We embark upon a new year with hearts full of hope. We hope for a new age of peace, in a world that is torn by violence. We hope for an increase of faith, which opens us to the sacredness of all You have made. We hope for an increase of love, to quell the fires of hatred.

Perhaps we are asking for a miracle. But it is you who are the author of miracles. And all that we see, is a miracle formed in your mind, and made in your image.

May 2008 be a year of miracles: time of peace, a vision of faith, and an outpouring of love.

You see, Lord, we are a people of hope. And we know that you will not disappoint.

We pray this, as we pray all things, in your most wonderful name.


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