From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
Let us pray.
Eternal God, our hearts are steadfast toward You. Lead us safely to
the refuge of Your choosing, for You desire to give us a future and a
hope. Provide us with grateful hearts to appreciate Your mercies that
are new each day.
Today, give our Senators the power to do Your will, as they realize
more fully that they are servants of Heaven and stewards of Your
mysteries. Lord, give them Your perspective on their daily tasks and
every decision they must make. May faithfulness to You become the focus
of their living, keeping them from becoming careless about their
spiritual and moral growth.
We pray in Your sacred Name. Amen.