The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Opening Prayer

Reverend Joshua Leu

God, I ask today that You would open these honorable men and women of the House to the significance, weight, and sacredness of the work that they get to do.

Remind them that the detailed decisions that they make here and now will not only have effects on the entire world, but will ripple through time for generations to come, making a way for all people.

So gift them, O Lord, with Your wisdom today and every day they serve so they can be a part of causing Your kingdom to come, Your will to be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven.


Thought of the Week

O Lord, when the waters rage and foam,
Still the storms and grant us your peace.
When the gift of creation becomes burden,
Still the storms and grant us your peace.
When our fears threaten to overtake us,
Still the storms and grant us your peace.
Speak your word to the wind and to the sea, Fill us with faith.
Show us your care in the service of others, Fill us with compassion.
Make the joy of your peace overflow in our lives,
Fill us with hope.

––from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Lutheran Disaster Response.

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