prayer; Congressional Record Vol. 152, No. 42
(Senate - April 05, 2006)

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  The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
  Let us pray.
  Eternal Spirit, You are our dwelling place in all generations. Keep 
us this day from a moral casualness that leads away from ethical paths. 
Help our Senators to labor to please You, their most important 
constituent. Give them wisdom to avoid even the appearance of evil as 
they strive to live for Your honor. Make them fervent in their pursuit 
of spiritual fitness so that they will love You with passion and 
strength. Keep them from vacillating ways and lead them in Your 
  As we take refuge in Your providence, use us all as instruments of 
Your grace to bring relief to a suffering world. Continue to sustain 
our military men and women in harm's way.
  We pray in Your strong Name. Amen.