Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
(Senate - April 10, 2003)
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[Page S5103] 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. ____________________