[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 197 (Monday, December 4, 2017)]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
Let us pray.
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on us this day. Radiate Your
hope and power through our lawmakers, creating in their hearts an
expectation of Your best for them, our Nation, and our world. May they
face their challenges with total confidence in the triumph of Your
Lord, give our Senators the wisdom to seek ways to work together to
find creative solutions to the crucial issues of our time. As they seek
to serve Your purposes for their lives in this generation, may they
remember the sacrifices of those who fought and died for the American
Lord, change and decay surround us, but You are the same yesterday,
today, and forever.
We praise You and pray in Your great Name. Amen.