PRAYER; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 137
(House of Representatives - August 20, 2019)

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                                 PRAYER

  Reverend Michael Wilker, Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 
Washington, D.C., offered the following prayer:
  God, who stretched the spangled heavens, we Your children, in Your 
likeness, share inventive powers with You.
  Thank You for the delightful and awesome creation of which we are a 
part. Thank You, also, for the scientists of this Nation, especially 
those who serve in our government. We are sorry for the times our 
laziness, ignorance, greed, and fear have caused us to misuse Your 
gifts of science and technology. Grant us diligence, wisdom, curiosity, 
and compassion regarding the science and technology issues before us.
  Help legislators and staff members craft legislation, appropriate 
funds, and provide oversight to support and encourage scientific study, 
advance technological innovation, and deepen our understanding of human 
societies and bodies.
  In all we learn and do, may we care for creation, serve our 
neighbors, and honor You, great creator.
  Amen.

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