[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 207 (Tuesday, December 19, 2017)]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
Let us pray.
Eternal God, fill us with reverence for You. Help us to remember that
You are the one from whom we borrow our heartbeats. You continue to be
the source of our peace and the center of our joy. May our reverential
awe provide us with the foundation of true wisdom. Empower our
lawmakers to make a positive difference in our Nation and world.
Lord, give them generous, righteous, and compassionate hearts so that
they will transform discord into harmony. As they turn to You in
humble, fervent prayer, hear our prayers, forgive our sins, and heal
Lord, we thank You that You will never give us more to do than we can
do with Your power.
We pray in Your mighty Name. Amen.