prayer
(Senate - April 10, 2003)

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From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                                 prayer

  The guest Chaplain, Rev. Dr. Douglas John Waite, Deputy Chaplain of 
the Coast Guard, offered the following prayer:
  Good morning, loving God of us all. We invite You here with us today 
as we deliberate about issues affecting Your people everywhere. We 
especially ask You to be with the former chaplain of the Senate, Dr. 
Lloyd Ogilvie, and his family in their grief and loss of his beloved 
wife Mary Jane.
  We also request You to be with our forces who are in harm's way 
today. Grant wisdom to the leaders you appointed over them. Take those 
who have paid the ultimate price for freedom and safety into Your 
kingdom and comfort their families. Stand beside our terrorized 
prisoners of war. Bring them home safe and soon. Heal quickly those who 
have been wounded. Shield innocent civilians everywhere and cause a 
speedy end to war. Protect us all from terrorism at home and abroad.
  Finally, Lord, we beseech You to enable the elected representatives 
of our democracy to seek Your guidance and direction so they may do 
Your will. We ask these things in Your mighty Name. Amen.

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