[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 195 (Thursday, November 30, 2017)]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
Let us pray.
Lord of life and glory, bend Your ears to hear our prayers. Lord,
deep inside, we long to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.
Give our lawmakers the wisdom to discover Your purposes and the courage
to obey Your commands. As they follow Your providential leading, may
they discover also the reason You created them. As they strive to be
instruments of Your glory, use them to do Your will on Earth, even as
it is done in Heaven. Into each dark and trying hour, send the
illumination of Your mercy and grace.
We pray in Your merciful Name. Amen.