Opening Prayer for the Senate Regular Session

Heavenly Father, Father of Glory, we give You thanks as You bless this august chamber. Guide us in Your gentle mercy, for left to ourselves, we cannot do your will.
May the growth of Your people in holiness be the eternal joy of our shepherds. May we see the hope to which you have called us.
Keep within us the wisdom and love you have revealed in Your Son. This we ask through Jesus Christ Our Lord, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.