[Congressional Record Volume 164, Number 6 (Wednesday, January 10, 2018)]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
Let us pray.
O God, our Savior, help our lawmakers to see eternity beyond time,
remaining loyal to You in all things. Awaken in them a desire to
represent Your purposes in our Nation and world. Give them grace, O
God, to love and to even pray for those who would strive to hurt them.
May nothing blind them to Your truth, as You lead them through the
night of mortality to the light that never fades. Lord, keep them calm
in the quiet center of their lives, so that they may find serenity in
life's swirling stresses. And Lord, fill us all with Your peace, as we
strive to understand others as we would wish to be understood.
We pray in Your Holy Name. Amen.