[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 201 (Monday, December 11, 2017)]
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The Chaplain, the Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, offered the following
God of the universe, we give You thanks for giving us another day.
We ask Your blessing as we approach the end of the first session of
this 115th Congress. You know well the contentiousness of this session.
Look into the hearts of all the Members of this people's House to
discern the good will within. May the good will You find be rewarded
with Your grace. May any contrary spirit be banished.
In the days that come, help each Member to understand well and
interpret positively, as they are able, the positions of those with
whom they disagree. Grant to each the wisdom of Solomon and, to us all,
the faith and confidence to know that no matter how difficult things
appear to be, You continue to walk with our Nation, as You have done
for over two centuries.
May all that is done in the people's House be for Your greater honor
and glory. Amen.