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(Senate - February 14, 2013)

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                                 prayer

  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Today's opening prayer will be offered by the 
guest Chaplain, Rev. Edward T. Kelaher, of All Saints Church, Chevy 
Chase, MD.
  The guest Chaplain offered the following prayer:
  Let us pray.
  Father God, You alone are the sovereign Lord of this great Nation. 
Send Your Spirit among the men and women of this Chamber that Your will 
on Earth may be done as it is in Heaven.
  People suffer, children hunger, laborers strain under their burdens, 
and those without a voice cry out in silence. Yet we stand before You 
at risk of doing little or nothing to comfort and relieve them unless 
our hearts are yielded to You alone. There is nothing we can do without 
You.
  Give our Senators wisdom beyond human understanding, courage beyond 
their human hearts, and a sense of urgency and benevolence that matches 
Your own. Lord, as You hear the cries and prayers of Your people, 
enable our leaders by Your Holy Spirit to hear likewise in humility and 
charity.
  We pray these words in Your holy Name. Amen.

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