From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, the Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, offered the following
Gracious and merciful God, we give You thanks for giving us another
In this Chamber, where the people's House gathers, we pause to offer
You gratitude for the gift of this good land on which we live, and for
this great Nation which You have inspired in developing over so many
Send Your spirit of peace to those places of our world where so many
live with war and violence. We ask a special blessing upon the people
Give to us and all people a vivid sense of Your presence, that we may
learn to understand each other, to respect each other, to work with
each other, to live with each other, and to do good to each other. So
shall we make our Nation great in goodness, and good in its greatness.
May all that is done this day be for Your greater honor and glory.