[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 208 (Wednesday, December 20, 2017)]
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The Chaplain, the Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, offered the following
Lord of Heaven and Earth, we give You thanks for giving us another
Darkness descends upon us as the days grow shorter, and the cold
chastens us to withdraw inside. Be for us the light we long for. The
very promise of change creates expectation.
By the first hints of Your dawn, banish all fear and hesitation. May
those who live on the margins of America's rich blessings have peace
and prosperity too.
Because You are always faithful, strengthen us with Your mighty arm,
that this Congress may be unified in lifting Your people to renewed
May all that is done in the people's House be for Your greater honor