From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
Reverend Robert Dillingham, Farina United Methodist Church, Farina,
Illinois, offered the following prayer:
Creator of yesterday, today, and tomorrow, we come to You as broken
vessels, called to Your holy task of governance. Be with the families
of these gathered, build up, equip, protect, and empower all to the
task before them this day.
Bring together through Your spirit those who are divided, and those
who divide. Bring healing, bring unity, as You continually offer
healing and hope to all of creation.
Omnipresent Creator, You have guided creation through the most
difficult times. You have called us to this time and to this place, to
this activity, to this body. We have followed that calling.
Now guide us, empower us, embolden us to this holy work of service
and representation of Your creation. Guide us, O great Jehovah.