[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 117 (Wednesday, July 12, 2017)]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
Let us pray.
Eternal God, You alone reign supreme in our Nation and world. May our
lawmakers permit You to direct their steps. Give our Senators a renewed
sense of Your sacred presence, filling them with reverence for You. May
this reverence engender in them a spirit of profound gratitude for Your
goodness and grace.
Lord, inspire them to live such exemplary lives that Your Name will
be glorified in the Earth. Help them to relinquish all anxieties to
You, as they remember Your promise to supply all their needs. May they
dedicate themselves to providing opportunities and justice for all
And, Lord, bring comfort to the families of our military personnel
killed in the C-130 crash in Mississippi.
We pray in Your merciful Name. Amen.