From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
Eternal Lord, the fountain of wisdom, thank You for Your mighty love.
Give our lawmakers the will and strength they need to meet the
challenges of these times. May they bend their ear to Your Spirit's
voice and follow Your leading. Lord, activate their conscience as You
motivate them to live with honor. Keep them vigilant to look for
redemptive possibilities in each of life's seasons, finding wisdom in
Your precepts. May they hear the murmur of Your truth so they will not
deviate from Your path.
Father of life, fill the precious hours of this day with Your
We pray in Your majestic Name. Amen.