From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
Let us pray.
Gracious God, Ruler of all nature, Your strong right hand continues
to sustain us. The Earth belongs to You and everything in it.
Today, inspire our Senators to trust fervently in You. Lord, show
them the path that leads to success in their many endeavors. Guide them
with Your truth and plant Your secrets of joy in the soil of their
hearts. May integrity and honesty protect them as they put their hope
in You. Let Your wisdom sound a clarion call in their minds so they
will glorify You with faithful service. Fill them with an attitude of
We pray in Your merciful Name. Amen.