From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, the Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, offered the following
God, You created us endowed with freedom. We give You thanks for
giving us another day.
On the eve of America's national holiday, may all citizens be mindful
of the wonder of our Nation's inception. Men and women of goodwill,
from various backgrounds and sections of the colonies, from disparate
faith traditions, came together in prayer, and united by a vision of
political and economic autonomy, courageously placed their lives, their
liberty and their fortunes on the line to found these United States.
May all Americans be renewed in their commitment to our
representative government. May each American citizen expect of
themselves intelligent participation in the political process, so that
the Members of Congress they elect might be statesmen and -women who
are able to represent the interests of their constituents while also
faithfully honoring their oath to defend the Constitution in doing what
is best for our Nation.
In all the celebrations on this weekend, may all that is done be for
Your greater honor and glory. Amen.