The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Monsignor Barry Knestout

Archdiocese of Washington
Washington , DC

Date of Prayer: 11/20/2003

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

The Reverend Monsignor Barry Knestout, Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., offered the following prayer:

Lord God, we bless You and praise You for Your generous gifts of life and love. Lead us to love one another in humility.

O Lord our God, we beseech You and ask for the gifts we need. Help this Congress in its deliberations and decisions. Renew us in the spirit of cooperation. Show us the course we are to take.

Let Your Spirit guide and strengthen us to always perform what is for the true and lasting good of this great Nation. Help us to find ways, in word and deed, to defend the innocent, to deliver the oppressed, to pity the insignificant, and show generosity to the needy. Help us this day and each day to keep Your commands and to ever rejoice in Your glorious and life–giving presence. Amen.

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