From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
Let us pray.
Father in Heaven, Holy is Your Name. You brought light from darkness
and order from chaos. You can bring order to our Nation and world. Use
our lawmakers to fulfill Your purposes. May they become Your merciful
hands to reduce the pain and discord in our world.
Lord, use their daily experiences of joy and sorrow, pleasure and
pain, victory and defeat for Your glory. Protect them with Your shield
of love as You fill their hearts with Your peace. May they not let evil
talk pass their lips but strive to speak the truth in love. Infuse them
with the spirit of kindness, compassion, and forgiveness.
We pray in Your merciful Name. Amen.