From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
Reverend Dr. Howard Siplin, Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, Coconut
Grove, Florida, offered the following prayer:
Lord God, almighty giver of all good gifts and authority, I stand
humbly before You today to pray for the sins of this country, to ask
for Your forgiveness, and to express our gratitude to You for this
great country which we live in during these difficult times.
Father, I pray for the success and healing of all who labor here in
the House of Representatives working together to use their influence
and opportunities to change the world and make it better.
Heavenly Father, bless all our leaders of this great Nation as they
face the ongoing challenges, give them the
right spirit to do the right thing for the needs of all the people.
Father, keep us all in the hollow of Your hand, we give You honor and
glory now and forever.
In Jesus' name, we pray.