From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
Reverend Gary Studniewski, St. Peter's Catholic Church, Washington,
D.C., offered the following prayer:
Almighty God, we give You praise and thanksgiving for the United
States of America, birthed on the American creed that You have endowed
every person with the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the
pursuit of happiness. We know that true liberty nor happiness is
possible without recourse to Your divine will.
Bless the Members of this governing assembly with the wisdom of
discerning Your will concerning our national affairs and help them
exercise their powers at the service of the rights of each citizen.
Bless this House and the country it serves with Your protection and
peace, You who are source of peace, now and forever.