[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 197 (Monday, December 4, 2017)]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, the Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, offered the following
God of wisdom, we give You thanks for giving us another day.
Prior to the Great Compromise, Benjamin Franklin addressed the
Constitutional Convention: “We indeed seem to feel our own want of
political wisdom, since we have been running about in search of it. . .
. In this situation of this assembly, groping as it were in the dark to
find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish it when presented
to us . . . have we now forgotten our powerful friend?”
Lord, You are the powerful friend referred to by Franklin, and we
turn again to You to ask that Your wisdom might break through the
political discussions of these coming days.
Bless the Members of the people's House, and all of Congress, with
the insight and foresight to construct a future of security in our
Nation's politics, economy, and society. May they, as You, be
especially mindful of those who are poor and without power.
May all that is done be for Your greater honor and glory.