prayer; Congressional Record Vol. 159, No. 144
(Senate - October 13, 2013)

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  The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:
  Let us pray.
  Lord God of all creative possibilities, help our lawmakers turn this 
impasse into a bypass so that the heart of our Nation may beat 
vibrantly and strong.
  Lord, on our coins and currency, we have placed the words ``In God We 
Trust.'' Give our lawmakers the wisdom to trust You and each other, 
turning the stubbornness of impossibilities into the blessings of 
creative possibilities.
  You are our God, and we refuse to entertain fears about our Nation's 
future, for we remember how You have led this great Republic in the 
past. Make a way out of no way. Answer our prayers and use Your 
powerful arms to keep our Nation safe and secure.
  We pray in Your great Name. Amen.