Prayer Offered for March 23, 2023

elegant borderUpon invitation of the President, the following prayer was offered by Senator Laird, as written by the Chaplain, Sister Michelle Gorman, RSM:

Marie Curie once said, “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.

Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”

(Marie Curie)

Gracious and merciful God, lead us out of the familiar setting of our doubts and fears, beyond our pride and our need to be secure, to that space where we can link our passions with courage, our hopes with discipline, and our love with persistence.

Help us to listen so that we may understand the cries of the brokenhearted and the struggles of those in danger of losing hope. May those who look to us for leadership experience that courage and competence that is our call.—AMEN.elegant border