From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
Let us pray.
Eternal God, who transforms common days into transfiguring and
redemptive moments, hallowed be Your Name. Make our lawmakers great
enough for these momentous times, as they seek to live worthy of Your
great Name. May Your precepts keep them from life's pitfalls, guiding
them through the darkness to a safe haven. Lord, cleanse the fountains
of their hearts from all that defiles, so that they may be fit vessels
to be used for Your glory. Let Your peace be within them, as Your
Spirit inspires them to glorify You in their thoughts, words, and
We pray in Your wonderful Name. Amen.