Holy Father, we pray for the new Congress.
Even now as they prepare, we pray a blessing over them.
Grant them wisdom and a sense of duty, honor, and
The desire to love You above all and their neighbors as themselves.
As iron sharpens iron, let each member sharpen one another
For the good of their families, their constituents, and the country.
Stomp out the pride that is always at our door,
Calling us to the selfish pleasures that lead to division and much pain.
Let prayers ring in every chamber with much thanksgiving,
Recognizing our complete dependence on You for all that we do.
May the Scriptures be searched daily among all the staff,
As it contains the way of justice and righteousness and life.
May they be quick to hear and slow to speak;
Open their eyes that they may see when they are being manipulated
By those seeking their own self-interests to the detriment
Of those who are most vulnerable among us.
We pray for a culture of life to flourish on Capitol Hill.
We pray the enemy’s deception, when it comes to abortion, be broken.
Let the evil that is in darkness be exposed,
That we may care for the least of these.
We pray for policies that support the family
As the unit You created for human flourishing.
Help our congressmen discern what is best
Beyond what is merely popular, yet detrimental.
Help us, as citizens, to provide constructive support,
To do more than merely complain and yell.
Help us to hear one another.
We pray against those inciting violence and division.
Placing our whole trust in You, Sovereign Maker of all,
We rest in Your merciful peace, and in faith
Ask all these things in the name of our Lord and Savior,
Jesus, the Christ. Amen.
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Mario Diaz, Esq. is CWA’s general counsel. Follow him on Twitter @mariodiazesq.