The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Dr. Thomas J. Rogers

Abiding Savior Lutheran Church
Lake Forest, CA

Date of Prayer: 05/08/2003

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Almighty God,

Your children come to You this day in the midst of war, recession, disease and uncertainty. We ask You to comfort us in these hard days with a reminder of all the blessings You have showered upon us in the past. For our long history as a free people, for the melting pot of love You have made us, and for the most recent successes You have granted us on the field of battle we praise Your name. Oh Lord, You have empowered us to liberate the people of Iraq. Now may the liberation of America continue even today, through the work of these good men and women. Give them Your wisdom and Your aid so that they might turn their attention, and the resources the nation has entrusted into their care, to tasks and projects that will enable everyone You have created to receive this day and all days their daily bread. Further, bless the work of these Your servants so that everyone in this nation, following their example, will do Justice, love Kindness and walk humbly with You our Maker and Redeemer.

I ask this all in Jesus’ precious name,


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