[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 212 (Tuesday, December 26, 2017)]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
Reverend Paul D. Holland, S.J., Jesuit Conference, Washington, D.C.,
offered the following prayer:
Gracious God, we acknowledge You as Lord of all nations, creator of
land, and sea and sky, source of the wonders of nature and of all
You have entrusted creation to our faithful stewardship, yet You
alone sustain all Your creation through the life-giving breath of Your
In Your wisdom, You arranged the changing of times and seasons so
that we might marvel at Your love, reflected in the vastness of the
universe and the bounty of this Earth.
As we near the end of this year, we pray Your blessings upon the
Members of this Congress throughout the coming new year, and ask You to
keep them always in Your ways of truth and faithful service.
We pray this in Your Holy Name.