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(House of Representatives - April 26, 2013)

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                         NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

  (Mr. LaMALFA asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute.)
  Mr. LaMALFA With the darkness and decay that has descended upon this 
country, we have a remedy, I'm glad to report here. This coming week, 
next Thursday, we can celebrate the 62nd Annual National Day of Prayer 
in the United States by official proclamation.
  It's played a vital role, prayer, in the formation of this country by 
our Founders; and we have this opportunity, not just on this day, but 
every day, as we do at the beginning of the session in this body. I 
encourage everybody to take part.
  I have artwork next to me here that hangs in my office here, and 
there's a prayer for guidance that George Washington once wrote and 
offered, and I would like to do an excerpt of that, given time.
  That excerpt will be:

       Increase my faith in the sweet promises of the gospel; give 
     me repentance from dead works; pardon my wanderings, and 
     direct my thoughts unto Thyself, the God of my salvation; 
     teach me how to live in Thy fear, labor in Thy service, and 
     ever to run in the ways of Thy commandments.

  I'd advise read the rest, but please remember National Day of Prayer, 
May 2, next week.



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