From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
Let us pray.
O Eternal God, who rules the raging of the sea, You are our guardian
and friend. Place Your arms of protection and wisdom around our
lawmakers, shielding them from life's pitfalls and using them for Your
glory. Lord, be their refuge and strength, a very present help in
trouble. May they rejoice because of Your mercies, serving You with
grateful hearts. Turn the night of their distress into the morning of
Your hope, causing them to wait patiently for the unfolding of Your
loving providence. May they feel Your everlasting arms beneath them and
find peace in Your presence.
We pray in Your great Name. Amen.