Nancy Pelosi Urges Congressional Colleagues: ‘As We Go Forward, Let Us Pray’

By CNSNews.com Staff | March 30, 2020 | 5:56pm EDT
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(CNSNews.com) - In the speech she gave on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives last Friday, just before the chamber voted on the $2.2 trillion COVID-19 aid bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) urged her congressional colleagues to pray.

She also urged them to follow the counsel of Pope Francis.

“So, as we go forward, let us pray,” Pelosi said.

  

“Let us remember what His Holiness told us, what he told us was that we have a responsibility for the common good,” she said.

“So, let us pray for all the ones who have lost family members and others struggling with the illness now,” she said. 

“Let's pray,” she said, “for our heroic health care workers and first responders who are risking their lives to care for the sick every day; the men and women in our factories making more medical supplies and personal protective equipment; the farmers, producers, grocery workers keeping food on the shelves; our truck drivers; postal workers; everybody who is contributing to the effort; and the scientists.”

“Let us, again, return to the words of His Holiness, Pope Francis,” Pelosi said. “‘May we enlighten those responsible for the common good so that they may know now to care for their--those entrusted to their responsibility.’”

Here is a transcript of the part of Pelosi’s speed where she called on her congressional colleagues to pray: 

“So, as we go forward, let us pray.  Let us remember what His Holiness told us, what he told us was that we have a responsibility for the common good.  So, let us pray for all the ones who have lost family members and others struggling with the illness now.  Let's pray for our heroic health care workers and first responders who are risking their lives to care for the sick every day; the men and women in our factories making more medical supplies and personal protective equipment; the farmers, producers, grocery workers keeping food on the shelves; our truck drivers; postal workers; everybody who is contributing to the effort; and the scientists. 

“As I say, all hands on deck, 24/7 for a solution. 

“Congress must show the same courage, same resilience, same strength and with a great unity and urgency to put families and workers first.  Let me, again, thank everyone who had anything to do with this, and that means almost everybody in this room.  Let me thank the Senate Democrats and Leader Schumer for his work, as you acknowledge Leader McConnell. 

“Let us, again, return to the words of His Holiness, Pope Francis. ‘May we enlighten those responsible for the common good so that they may know now to care for their – those entrusted to their responsibility.’ 

“With that I hope we have the biggest possible vote for the American people to show them that Congress' heart and the country's heart is full of love for the American people. 

“And with that, Mr. Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time.”

 

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