From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
Let us pray.
Our Father in Heaven, clothed in dazzling splendor, we bow our hearts
in Your presence. You are our helper, our defender, and our refuge. You
are our hope for years to come.
Strengthen our Senators for today's challenges. Direct their
thoughts, words, and actions, enabling them to follow Your leading. Use
them to transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows. Lord, give
them peace during turbulent moments and a faith that will not shrink
under pressure. Make their words fountains of life. Help them to
understand what really matters so that they may live pure and blameless
lives that glorify You.
We pray in Your marvelous Name. Amen.