From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
Let us pray.
Our Lord and God, we would not journey through this day without
contact with You. Increase our faith, hope, and love, that we may
receive Your promises.
Be merciful to our lawmakers and fill them with Your hope. May they
be fully persuaded in their minds about receiving guidance from You for
the decisions they make.
Lord, deliver them from a reluctance to respect honest differences as
they remember their ultimate accountability to You. Provide them with
Divine insights as they grapple with complexities that require nuanced
choices. May their ultimate goal be to serve You by doing what is best
for our Nation and world.
We pray in Your strong Name. Amen.