From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
Let us pray.
Lord God, source of righteousness and the center of our joy, forgive
us when we assume we know what is right without seeking Your wisdom.
Inspire our lawmakers to think Your thoughts, to listen for Your
directions, and to follow Your guidance. Lord, lead them to seek what
is best for our Nation and world, depending always on Your sovereignty
and might. May they constantly remember that You possess all power and
can accomplish the seemingly impossible if they would only believe.
Continue to sustain them with Your might, showering them with Your
We pray in Your mighty Name. Amen.