The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Timothy B. Johnson

Church of the Redeemer
Bowie, MD

Date of Prayer: 04/19/2005

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

O God, thank You for loving us. In gratitude and humility we come to You now needing only what You can give.

Forgive our pride. Forgive our sins and the things that we allow to cause division. Forgive and change us.

Bless these leaders and this great Nation and those they represent; people have given them the honor and responsibilities of leadership. May they lead with integrity and wisdom. Bless them and their families, knowing that they are often far from home and celebrations.

Thank You for this Nation and the freedoms we cherish. As we strive to bring freedom to others, protect our troops and civilians who are in danger. By Your guidance may the freedom we seek be true freedom, and may it be freedom that leads to peace.

We pray all of this in the name of Your Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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