From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
Reverend Kevin Kitrell Ross, Unity of Sacramento, Sacramento,
California, offered the following prayer:
May we turn within and look higher to the God of our understanding
Loving Presence, we invoke from the celestial balconies the witness
pioneers of our progress whose bloodied journeys marshaled
unprecedented faith and birthed a new nation of radical inclusion.
Bless these sons and daughters of promise gathered in this, the
people's House. Let them reach higher for crowns of conscience to
exemplify compassion and bring from their districts to their desks
sharp pencils that carve on their hearts the faces of freedom that they
Let this House be an incubator for our best ideals, not a prison for
our poorest politics.
Let these heroes and sheroes of the people's House summon the
intellectual imagination and intuitive navigation to serve bolder
together and break through the ideological gridlock that arrests the
potential of our great Republic.
Let these innovators of cooperation and builders of the beloved
community reunite these States of America and lead the way for a world
that works for all.
This is enough. In the name of a love supreme we pray, and so it is.