PRAYER; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 89
(House of Representatives - May 28, 2019)

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  Reverend Alisa Lasater Wailoo, Capitol Hill United Methodist Church, 
Washington, D.C., offered the following prayer:
  God of love, as we return to work after Memorial Day, help us 
remember these words of Jesus saying: ``This is my commandment that you 
love one another. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's 
life for one's friends.''
  Thank You, Lord, for all American soldiers who put the welfare of 
others ahead of their own and literally laid down their lives for us. 
Comfort the Gold Star families. Help us care for them, for all soldiers 
who return wounded by war's traumas, and all innocent civilians caught 
in war's way.
  Thank You, Lord, also for each civil servant, Members of this House, 
their staffs, the Clerk's office, the Chaplain, the custodians, and all 
who make the work of the people's House possible.
  Help each of us lay down our fears, pride, cynicism, and any sin 
keeping us from the work You have for us, the hard work of forging 
peace rather than accepting war--be that battles across the aisle, 
within our communities, or around Your world.
  Today, Lord, in all we do, help us live Your commandment to love one