From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, the Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, offered the following
Loving and gracious God, we give You thanks for giving us another
We pray for the needs of the Nation, the world, and all of creation.
Bless those who seek to honor You and serve each other and all
Americans in this House through their public service. May the words and
deeds of this place reflect an earnest desire for justice, and may men
and women in government build on the tradition of equity and truth that
represents the noblest heritage of our Nation.
These July days are busy, and the work to be done in the people's
House is complicated--and very important. Bless all Members with a
surfeit of energy, wisdom, patience, and firm resolve to do their best
work for the benefit of all Americans.
May Your blessing, O God, be with us this day and every day to come,
and may all we do be done for Your greater honor and glory.