[Congressional Record Volume 164, Number 4 (Monday, January 8, 2018)]
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The Chaplain, the Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, offered the following
Merciful God, we give You thanks for giving us another year.
We ask Your blessing upon the Members of this people's House as they
reconvene for the second session. May they anticipate the opportunities
and difficulties that are before them, and before so many Americans,
with steadfast determination to work together toward solutions that
will benefit their countrymen.
Grant that they be worthy of the responsibilities they have been
given by their constituents and truly be the people You have called
them to be. May the walls of disagreement that have divided this
Assembly be put aside and replaced by a spirit of respect and dignity
and, where needed, cooperation.
May Your spirit, O God, be in all our hearts and minds and encourage
us to do the works of peace and justice now and always.
May all that we do be done for Your greater honor and glory.