From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
Let us pray.
Eternal God, empower us today to trust You more fully and to accept
our responsibility to bring peace to our Nation. Let that peace begin
in our individual lives, creating an oasis of concord in an arid and
May our Senators bring the music of Your unity to their work, finding
creative solutions to intractable problems. Lord, whisper to them words
of instruction to help them find wisdom for these challenging days. May
they shoulder the responsibilities that come with the privilege of
We pray in Your great Name. Amen.