prayer; Congressional Record Vol. 159, No. 113
(Senate - August 01, 2013)

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  The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
  Let us pray.
  Eternal Lord God, the source of our life, You are high above all, yet 
in all. Keep us from becoming weary in doing what is right, as You use 
us for Your instruments in these challenging times. Empower our 
Senators to bring Your freedom to those shackled by fear. Help them to 
lift the burdens that are too heavy for people to carry. Lengthen their 
vision that they may see beyond today and make decisions that will have 
an impact for eternity.
  And, Lord, in a special way, bless Dave Schiappa, as he prepares to 
transition to new vocational opportunities. Thank You for his decades 
of faithful service for You and country on Capitol Hill. Be gracious to 
him and his family. We pray in Your loving Name. Amen.