PRAYER; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 64
(Senate - April 30, 2015)

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  The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Today's opening prayer will be offered by 
Peter Milner, chaplain of the North Carolina Senate in Raleigh, NC.
  The guest Chaplain offered the following prayer:
  Let us pray.
  Heavenly Father, You have been our dwelling place for all 
generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, You were God. So 
we bow our heads and our hearts before You, and we seek Your guidance 
as a nation. We are crippled without Your help and helpless without 
Your steadfast love. Come to our assistance. Make haste to help us. 
Forgive us of our sin, O Lord, and wipe away the tears from our eyes.
  We are so grateful for this day. We come boldly to Your throne of 
grace, and we bring our weaknesses, we bring our doubts and our 
requests, and we submit our pleas before You, a holy and a good God. 
Have compassion on the lonely, and grant peace to the brokenhearted.
  Hear all these prayers, O Lord, and bless all of those Members 
assembled here. Pour out the oil of Your gladness down upon this 
Nation, upon these proceedings, upon this government, and towards every 
one of these hard-working representatives of Your people.
  It is in Jesus's Name we pray. Amen.