PRAYER; Congressional Record Vol. 160, No. 155
(House of Representatives - December 16, 2014)

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  Brother Thomas More Garrett, Dominican House of Studies, Washington, 
D.C., offered the following prayer:
  Dear God, as we enter a time of expectation and new beginnings, help 
us to direct our minds toward the things that will last.
  Let us be attentive to why we act and what we seek and how we want 
our last days to be spent.
  Give us the space to rest this season in the cell of self-knowledge.
  Remove the curtains of ignorance that shield us from the light of 
  Open us to transcendent wisdom, and enlighten the dark corners of our 
neglected hearts and scatter there Your cheerful beams.

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