The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
Let us pray.
Almighty God, in whose hand lies the destiny of people and nations,
empower our lawmakers to do Your will on Earth even as it is done in
Heaven. Make their lives reflect gratitude for Your merciful kindness
and loving providence. Lord, break the bonds of any excessive self-
sufficiency by showing them what they can accomplish with Your
supernatural strength. Help them to be blessings and not burdens as
they live a life with the gifts of enthusiasm and expectancy. As they
live at full potential according to Your expectations, use them to
glorify Your Name on the Earth.
We pray in Your great Name. Amen.