From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, the Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, offered the following
Dear God, we give You thanks for giving us another day.
Bless abundantly the Members of this people's House. During this
season of new growth, may Your redemptive power help them to see new
ways to productive service, fresh approaches to understanding each
other, especially those across the aisle, and renewed commitment to
solving the problems facing our Nation.
The disagreements on the Hill are profound. Send Your spirit of hope
and goodwill upon those who are struggling through current, contentious
May all Members, and may we all, be transformed by Your grace and
better reflect the sense of wonder, even joy at the opportunities to
serve that are ever before us.
May all that is done this day be for Your greater honor and glory.