(Senate - October 13, 2011)

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From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []


  The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
  Let us pray.
  Eternal God, hallowed be Your Name. Today, empower our lawmakers to 
run with patience the race that is set before them, looking to You, the 
author and finisher of our faith. Keep them from discouragement as You 
help them to be persistent in their efforts to meet today's challenges 
with faith and trust in You. Sustain them ever in Your grace and bestow 
upon them Your abundant Spirit.
  Lord, give uncommon wisdom to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit 
Reduction. As its members strive to forge a deficit reduction plan, 
grant them wisdom and courage for the living of these days.
  We pray in Your great Name. Amen.