From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
Let us pray.
Eternal God, we bless Your Holy Name. Lead us safely to the refuge of
Your choosing, for You desire to give us a future and a hope.
Today, give our Senators the power to do Your will, as they realize
more fully that they are Your servants. May they seek Your best for our
Nation, repeatedly soliciting Your guidance and following Your leading.
Lord, inspire them to not merely give a handout but a hand up, so that
people can maximize their possibilities for the glory of Your Name.
Give our lawmakers the perseverance and faith to remain true to duty,
striving always to please You.
We pray in Your sacred Name. Amen.