From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Today's opening prayer will be offered by
Dr. Andrew Chaney, senior pastor at First and Calvary Presbyterian
Church from Springfield, MO.
The guest Chaplain offered the following prayer:
Let us pray.
Almighty God, bless these Senators You have chosen to preserve the
heritage of America. Bless their families to provide homes of loving
support and civility so our Senators will govern with hearts filled
with compassion and service to others. We pray for strength of
character in our Senate. Fortify weak places that might give way to
moral compromise. We pray for faithfulness. If they become discouraged,
may their first instinct be to seek Your light shining in the darkness.
We pray for spiritual empowerment. If they feel overwhelmed, lead them
to green pastures. If they feel irritated by noise and busyness, lead
them beside the still waters. When they feel exhausted, restore their
souls. We pray for strength and leadership. Give them courage to be
humble, to forgive, to stand up for what is right. Give them the
courage to confront injustice. Give them the courage to stand for
American ideals, the courage to resist temptation, and the courage to
trust in You with their heart, mind, and soul.
We pray this in the power of Your Holy Name. Amen.