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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 191 (Friday, November 24, 2017)]
[Page H9435]
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Reverend Peter Daly, Archdiocese of Washington, Washington, D.C., offered the following prayer:

God of wisdom, help us to know Your will.

God of justice, help us to do what is right.

God of mercy, help us to be merciful.

God of nature, help us to respect the world You have made.

God of nations, help us to live in peace with each other.

God of goodness, help us to be virtuous.

God of peace, help us to find common ground so we might be peacemakers.

God of love, help us to love one another despite our differences and disagreements.

Inspire within us actions guided by truth, words formed in love, policies dedicated to the common good.

May people of every religion, race, and tongue find a home among us and may Your grace guide us always.

We ask this in the name of the almighty God who has created us all.

Amen. ____________________


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