The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Opening Prayer

05/24/2022
Reverend Gary Studniewski

Almighty God, from this, the people's House, we give You thanks for the many blessings that You have bestowed throughout our Nation's history. You have raised up generations of citizens who have enjoyed the freedoms upon which this country was established, the first of which is the freedom to worship You and to beseech Your favor upon our Union.
 
Lord, we ask You now to bless the Members of this House of Representatives and all who support its proceedings. Give them the wisdom to make decisions that would strengthen and prosper our Nation, make laws that are just, and serve with integrity and selflessness.
 
We continue to rely on Your good favors, dear Lord, as we pledge our devotion and our service.  Amen.

Thought of the Week

Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God. 

—Inscription on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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