From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, the Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, offered the following
We give You thanks, O God, for giving us another day.
We ask Your blessing upon this assembly and upon all to whom the
authority of government is given. Help them to meet their
responsibilities during these days, to attend to the immediate needs
and concerns of the moment, enlightened by Your eternal spirit.
We thank You for Your gifts of patience and perseverance that have
led to agreements on the funding of government. It is difficult work
calling for true leadership. Continue to bless those Members who
continue to work toward solutions that redound to the benefit of our
Please send Your spirit of peace upon those areas of our world where
conflicts continue and threaten to break out. May all Your children
learn to live in peace.
And may all that is done within the people's House be for Your
greater honor and glory.