The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
Let us pray.
Almighty God, all power and authority belong to You. You even rule
the raging of the sea.
Guide our lawmakers as they strive to serve Your purposes for their
lives in this generation. May they acknowledge You as the source of
their strength, finding their security in the wisdom and love of Your
unfolding providence. Make our Senators a shining example of
trustworthy and responsible stewardship. Use them to strengthen the
moral fiber of our Nation and world. Lord, give them a renewed sense of
reverence and wonder that You have chosen them to serve You and
We pray in Your gracious Name. Amen.