The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
Let us pray.
Eternal Father, our souls long for You, for we find strength and joy
in Your presence. Guide our lawmakers to put their trust in You,
seeking in every undertaking to know Your will. Lord, when they go
through difficulties, may they remember that with Your help they can
accomplish the seemingly impossible. Give them a faith that will trust
You even when the darkness is blacker than a hundred midnights. May
they renew their commitment to You, finding strength and courage from
Your guidance. Inspire them to always trust You to direct their steps.
We pray in Your strong Name. Amen.