[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 186 (Tuesday, November 14, 2017)]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
Let us pray.
Eternal Lord God, as the waters fill the sea, let America be filled
with people who know You. Help our citizens to live for Your honor.
Increase our faith, hope, and love, that we may receive Your promises.
Lord, be merciful to our Nation, for You are our hope. Today, inspire
our lawmakers with the music of Your wisdom, that they may bring hope
out of despair and joy out of sadness. Teach them to celebrate even in
the darkness because You are the God who saves us. Give us all the
strength to not become weary in doing what is right, knowing that in
due season a bountiful harvest will come.
We pray in Your great Name. Amen.