[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 188 (Thursday, November 16, 2017)]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
Reverend Robert Hughes, Broadway Presbyterian Church, Sedalia,
Missouri, offered the following prayer:
Awesome and merciful God, we thank You that we can approach You
directly in prayer, fully aware that prayer is not a shield protecting
us from all evil but, rather, a reminder, first and foremost, that You
alone are God, creator, redeemer, and sustainer of all, and we are not.
Gracious Lord, in ancient times King Solomon asked only for wisdom,
not fame, fortune, or influence. Instead, he longed for godly wisdom.
Whether as parent, teacher, minister, elected official, or in any other
position of leadership, help us to lead with godly wisdom.
Heavenly God, as I proclaim Your threefold unity, Father, Son, and
Holy Spirit, individual, yet eternally united as one God, I pray that
this Nation, the United States, be also unified, respecting and valuing
the individual, yet eternally united as one nation, under God,
indivisible. It is in Your name, I pray.