From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
Let us pray.
Almighty God, Lord of the Universe, inspire our lawmakers today with
the magnetism of Your presence. Give them a longing to know and do Your
will, receiving Your guidance and following Your admonition. Lord,
provide them with the liberating assurance that all things are possible
for those who believe. Go before our Senators to guide, beside them to
inspire, above them to bless, behind them to protect, and within them
to transform. Fill their minds with Your Spirit and their hearts with
Your joy, becoming their Providential Guide in all they think, say, and
We pray in Your Holy Name. Amen.