From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
Let us pray.
Eternal God, the fountain of wisdom, You are more majestic than the
mountains. Give our lawmakers the reverence for You that will motivate
them to do Your will. May they labor to enhance Your glory, striving to
make our Nation and world stronger and better. Lord, help them to honor
Your Name, cherishing the fact that they belong to You. Show them how
to use today's fleeting moments to accomplish Your purposes. Sanctify
their thoughts, words, and deeds. May they set You always before them
as their guide, keeping You close so that they will not be shaken.
We pray in Your sacred Name. Amen.