The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Dr. Barry C. Black

Chaplain, United States Senate

Date of Prayer: 10/02/2008

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Almighty God, guide our lawmakers though this day with Your higher wisdom.

May faith replace fear, truth arise over falsehood, justice triumph over greed, love prevail over hate, and peace conquer strife.

Guide us, O God of power and strength. We are weak, but You are mighty. Lead us with Your powerful hand.

Strong Deliverer, intervene in these crisis circumstances and give us Your peace.

Make the Members of this Body part of Your answer for the problems of our time.

Show them what You want them to do, and may they leave the results to You.

You are Lord and Savior. Amen.

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