The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer: Let us pray. Eternal spirit, the fountain of life and truth, You make our plans succeed. Today, shine the light of Your presence upon our lawmakers, providing them with the wisdom You have promised to all who request it. May they primarily focus on pleasing You rather than on political consequences, trusting You to guide them during these challenging days. May what they declare with their lips be proven with their deeds. Lord, teach our lawmakers to love You as You have loved them. We pray in Your sacred Name. Amen.