Prayer for the opening of session, Missouri House of Representatives


Monsignor Robert A. Kurwicki, vicar general for the Jefferson City diocese and chaplain of the Missouri House of Representatives, led the House in prayer at the opening of 2023 Legislative Session on Jan. 4. He prayed:

“Behold,” sayeth the Lord, “I have set before thee an open door.”

Revelation 3:8

Eternal God, Our Creator, as we enter the door of a new session and of a new legislative year, we pause in Your presence to offer You the devotion of our hearts and to pray for guidance, strength and wisdom as we face the crucial moments, days and months that lie ahead.

In this high hour of a new beginning, give to us, the representatives of our great citizens, a deep sense of responsibility, a broad spirit of understanding, an attitude of good will, and a real faith in You that we may govern well for the good of all and the freedom and justice may live long in our Show Me State.

Bless our new Speaker and his family and staff, plus give him the insight of Solomon to guide the People’s House on a path of unity and humility.

And the House says, “Amen!”