The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Doctor Alan N. Keiran

Office of the Senate Chaplain

Date of Prayer: 02/02/2009

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Lord God Almighty, as the Psalmist tells us, "You have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were born or You brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting, You are God!

Your World is a light unto the nations, a lamp for all who see the path to eternal life. "Show us Your ways, O Lord, teach us Your paths; guide us in Your truth and teach us, for You are God our Savior, and our hope is in You all day long."

Sovereign God we depend on You to make know to our Nation's leaders Your plans to prosper us and not to harm us; plans to give us hope and a bright future. Move in Your mighty power and restore us to faith in the veracity of Your Word. Inspire and equip us to take charge of our destiny by seeking Your wisdom and praying for Your favor to fall upon us as we align ourselves with Your perfect will.

May the heart of every leader turn to You for wisdom and guidance, for You are the One who promises that all who seek You will find You, if we confess we will be forgiven, and if we humble ourselves and pray, You will hear our petitions and move mightily on our behalf.

Restore faith to the fearful, joy to the brokenhearted, and comfort to the afflicted. Be with those in harm's way and their families. This I ask in the Name above every name.


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