From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
Let us pray.
God of our fathers and mothers, continue to lead us with the power of
Your wisdom and might. Empower our Senators to live this day with
honor. Increase their faith, hope, and love that they may receive Your
promises and claim them to accomplish Your purposes for our world.
Lord, inspire our Senators today with the music of Your wisdom that
through their labors, they may bring hope from despair and joy from
sadness. Teach them to celebrate, even in the darkness, because You are
the God who gives us strength to accomplish more than we can ask or
We pray in Your merciful Name. Amen.