The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Dr. David Anderson

Faith Baptist Church
Sarasota, FL

Sponsor: Rep. Rep. Katherine Harris, (R-FL)
Date of Prayer: 05/20/2003

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Our Heavenly Father, with humble spirits we thank You for Your faithfulness to our nation. We trust in You, not in our might. We depend upon Your blessings and not upon our resources. We rely upon Your providence in both good times and bad, and we submit to Your chastisement. We bow before Your infinite power, wisdom, truth, mercy and love.
Strengthen our weakness by wielding Your power. Calm our fears by manifesting Your presence. Forgive our sin by bestowing Your grace and restore our virtue by imputing Your righteousness. Remind us, once again, of what You intend us to be – one nation, under God.
Grant unto the men and women of this House wisdom beyond their experience, courage beyond their resolve, vision beyond their sight, and truth beyond their learning. May they uphold Your Law so our country can reflect Your goodness and correct its wrongs. Protect our troops, and bring them home soon. With the faith that has carried us for generations we ask, "God bless America."

In the name of the Lord Jesus, I pray. Amen.

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