[Congressional Record Volume 164, Number 2 (Thursday, January 4, 2018)]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
Let us pray.
Eternal God, the King of Glory, Your never failing providence
Today, inspire our lawmakers with the music of Your wisdom, that they
may bring hope, joy, and unity to our Nation and world. Remind our
Senators that even in the darkness, You are a sure guide. Lord,
energize them to strive to transform dark yesterdays into bright
And, Lord, in this new year, go before us to show us the way, behind
us to press us forward, beside us to give us courage, above us to
provide protection, and within us to give us Your wisdom and
We pray in Your loving Name. Amen.