From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
Let us pray.
Eternal God, thank You for Your great mercies for us, for while we
are yet seeking You, You find us. Before we call, You answer, and while
we are speaking, You fulfill Your purposes.
Guide our lawmakers on their legislative pilgrimage. Lord, provide
them with a spirit of wisdom so that they will be able to discern what
is best. May they strive to honor You in their thoughts, words, and
actions. Help them to faithfully seek truth and justice for all rather
than privilege for a few.
O God, give us all the courage to go forth to live as we have prayed.
We pray in Your strong Name. Amen.