From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
Reverend Dr. Dan C. Cummins, Skyline Wesleyan Church, San Diego,
California, offered the following prayer:
Almighty Father, Alpha of life and the Omega to death. This Easter
Monday we pray in the shadow of that old rugged cross, cast by the
radiant glory emanating from His empty tomb, proclaiming confidently,
“O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” Thanks
be to God, who gives us the victory through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always
abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your governance is not
vain in the Lord. As we walk crooked paths through perilous times, may
that light from His empty tomb be a lamp unto our feet.
Teach us to number our days, and apply our hearts unto wisdom. The
fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and unless the Lord builds
this House, our governance is naught and the King's speech vanity.
Lord Jesus, build this House.