[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 187 (Wednesday, November 15, 2017)]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
Let us pray.
Eternal God, our hope for years to come, we offer You a sacrifice of
thanksgiving. We thank You for Your steadfast love that sustains our
lawmakers every hour. We thank You for surrounding our Senators with
Your presence that permits them to dwell in peace.
Lord, we are grateful for the joy we all receive by observing the
works of Your hands, finding pleasure in the beauty of the sunrise and
the glory of the sunset. We gaze with wonder at the majesty of the
butterfly and the soaring eagle, knowing that the same hands that guide
them in flight desire to direct our steps.
Generous God, we celebrate Your love that provides redemption for
humanity. You sacrificed Yourself for our salvation.
Lord of all, to You we raise this our prayer of grateful praise.
We pray in Your bountiful Name. Amen.