[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 203 (Wednesday, December 13, 2017)]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
Let us pray.
Our Father in Heaven, thank You that our life's pilgrimage is a
process and discovery. Open our eyes today that we may see wonderful
things in Your precepts, gaining wisdom from Your world. Help our
lawmakers to strive to ensure that their thoughts, words, and deeds
will please You. Today, we surrender to Your providence, trusting You
to order our steps. Lord, teach us to illuminate our world with the
wisdom of Your Divine insights, so that Your will may be done on Earth.
Transform life's deserts so that they will blossom like roses. Bring
flowing springs to the parched grounds of our lives, so that we may
We pray in Your loving Name. Amen.