The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend John Boyles

Faith Prepared Network
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 11/10/2003

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

The Reverend John Boyles, President, Faith Prepared Network, Washington, D.C., offered the following prayer:

O Lord God, may Your wisdom and Your Spirit be present here today and in this new week to guide and to bless deliberations here made by Members.

Give strength to all who labor here, O Lord, to preserve and to serve and to prepare to protect the life and security of our Nation and its people. Grant, O Lord, resolve to apply the lessons of wisdom and of faith to decisions here made that all would be strengthened, both materially and spiritually, as one Nation under Your name, O God.

And in times and places of peril for our Nation outside these walls, we would pray now for Your protection for those who work to make our Nation secure, abroad in service and within Nation's bounds, and that in this land, that statehouse and courthouse, and sites of Nation's history, or place of country's commerce would be shielded from harm, and that houses of worship would be sanctuaries of safety and security, all to the end that freedom and faith would flourish unto new generations.

And preserve here, O Lord, in this very place, these Chambers, and dome, these places of work and halls of history, and grant, O Lord, Your own strength to those who here deliberate and discuss, debate and decide; for the good of all the people of our land, and to Your glory, O great God. Amen.

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