[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 202 (Tuesday, December 12, 2017)]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
Let us pray.
Eternal Lord God, our shelter in the time of storms, thank You for
Your mercies that are new each day. Lord, through many dangers You have
brought us, and we would not be guilty of ingratitude. We are grateful
for catastrophes that haven't happened, for the unseen angels who have
guarded our Nation and those we love. May our lawmakers remember that
all efforts to defend ourselves will fail without Your sovereign will
and loving providence. May our Senators not put their trust only in
their ingenuity and courage but instead lean on You, the Author and
Finisher of our faith. Today, lead our legislators on right paths as
they trust You to clear the road on which they travel. Order their
steps and direct their way, training them in Your school of humility so
that they will strive to bring glory to You.
We pray in Your Holy Name. Amen.