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(Senate - April 17, 2013)

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                                 prayer

  The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
  Let us pray.
  O Lord God of Hosts, we found Your words, and they caused our hearts 
to rejoice. Thank You for Your abiding presence and for the 
illumination of Your wisdom. Inspire our lawmakers. Make their spirits 
great enough for these challenging days. Upon the frenetic pace of 
their day, drop the dew of Your kindness. Bless the members of the 
legislative staff who labor with diligence into the night.
  Again, Lord, we ask You to sustain the victims of the Boston 
bombings. Bring healing to those who were injured and solace to those 
who mourn.
  We pray in Your sacred Name. Amen.

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