From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
Let us pray.
Gracious Lord, who has given us life, we praise You for Your faithful
Bless our lawmakers today in the work they will do. May they seek in
all their labors to please and glorify You as You fill them with Your
grace. May they not become weary in doing what is right, knowing that
in due season they will reap if they faint not.
Lord, let Your peace flood their hearts and help them to realize that
it is by Your permission that they will breathe their next breath. May
they permit life's problems to make them more dependent on Your
guidance and strength.
We pray in Your Holy Name. Amen.