From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
Let us pray.
Spirit of God, descend on our hearts. For apart from You, we live our
lives in vain. May our Senators walk in Your ways, keeping Your
precepts with such integrity that they will never be ashamed. Lord,
incline their hearts to Your wisdom, providing them with the
understanding they need to accomplish Your purposes in our world. Let
Your mercy protect them from the dangers of this life, as they learn to
find delight in Your guidance. Keep them ever mindful of the fewness of
their days and the greatness of their work. Remove from them any
bitterness or resentment that corrodes their peace. Deliver them from
the tyranny of trifles, as they strive to accomplish Your work on
We pray in Your great Name. Amen.