From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
Reverend Alisa Lasater Wailoo, Capitol Hill United Methodist Church,
Washington, D.C., offered the following prayer:
Faithful God, we bow our heads today on the heels of Passover and
Easter remembering that You are the God of deliverance and new life,
and we are the people of holy week.
Help us confess today when we are like Peter, who denies that he sees
or knows the one in need and saves himself instead; or, like Pilot,
who, when conflict arises, washes his hands of the responsibility given
Help us be, Lord, like Mother Mary, who refuses to look away from her
son's pain and walks alongside those struck by violence; and Simon of
Cyrene, who drops his own load to carry the cross and burden of a
stranger; and Mary Magdalene, who faithfully tends to her task at the
graveside, even though it seems pointless.
God of us all, like Mary at the graveside, surprise us as we work in
this Chamber or our home districts today. Open each of us to new
possibilities and Your endless love.