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The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer: Let us pray. Gracious God, from whom comes every good and perfect gift, we turn our hearts to You, our refuge and strength. Lord, lead our Senators today in the ways of peace. Plant peace in their hearts, freeing them from selfishness and enmity and strengthening them with generosity and kindness. Bring peace to our world so the weapons of destruction will become tools of construction and people will experience a shared destiny of hope and prosperity. In a special way, bless the members of our Armed Forces and their families. Sustain them with Your everlasting arms. We pray in Your merciful Name. Amen.