From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
Let us pray.
O Lord, in whose hands is the life of every living thing, we depend
upon Your strength and might.
Manifest Yourself to our Senators, directing their steps and bringing
them to Your chosen destination. Without Your leading, they will be
like ships without rudders, but with You directing, they cannot fail to
fulfill Your purposes. Take them in the direction that will enable them
to positively affect the lives of the heavy laden, the sorrowful, and
Fill their hearts with the deep compassion needed to enable Your
Kingdom to come and Your will to be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Lord, use them to hasten the coming of Your Kingdom of justice and
We pray in Your sacred Name. Amen.