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                                 PRAYER

  Chaplain Daniel L. Mode, United States Navy, Washington, D.C., 
offered the following prayer:
  Eternal Father, in recent weeks, You have beautifully reminded us of 
Your sovereignty. You indeed are Lord of creation, as You have allowed 
the gift of spring to bloom throughout our country, and especially in 
our Capital City of Washington, where the cherry blossom trees seem to 
take center stage.
  Thus, as we begin these deliberations, we ask Your blessing that Your 
holy hand may enlighten and firmly guide us as we seek to preserve and 
promote the dignity and life of all of our people.
  May this body of legislators always recognize it is their sworn 
vocation to assist You in administering Your benevolence, that an 
atmosphere of true peace and liberty may prevail in our country and 
throughout the world.
  We ask this grace, as we do all favors, in Your most holy and loving 
name.
  Amen.

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