From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
Reverend Michael D. Gutierrez, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church,
Baldwin Park, California, offered the following prayer:
God, source of goodness and mercy, today we pray that You touch the
minds and hearts of the Members of Congress.
Grant them wisdom and insight to make effective decisions that
benefit the common good of our Nation, respecting all ethnicities,
genders, and faith traditions.
We pray, Lord, that our Representatives may listen to one another so
that they may seek what is good and true for all people. We ask You,
Lord, to guide them and grant them courage to act in peace and justice
so that other nations may see the goodness of our Nation and our
God, may this day be a continual exchange of ideas and prosperous
debate, that people may see that our Representatives are being guided
by You, God, and that Your wisdom be reflected in their decisions.
We lift up this prayer in Your holy name.