From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
Let us pray.
Father of love, whose presence and power is revealed to the hearts
that long for Your guidance, we thank You for the gift of this day. May
we use this borrowed time for Your glory.
As our lawmakers strive to honor You, may they work with commendable
zeal, knowing that life's evening is coming when their labor will be
done. Lord, give them the wisdom to keep Your words in their hearts,
providing them with a lamp for their feet and a light for their paths.
Continue to be our strength and shield. May we think of You
consistently and trust You constantly.
We pray in Your loving Name. Amen.