[Congressional Record Volume 146, Number 36 (Tuesday, March 28, 2000)]
[Page S1765]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]


  The Chaplain, Dr. Lloyd John Ogilvie, offered the following prayer:
  Gracious God, You have called the men and women of this Senate to 
glorify You by being servant-leaders. The calling is shared by the 
officers of the Senate, the Senators' staffs, and all who enable the 
work done in this Chamber. Keep us focused on the liberating truth that 
we are here to serve You by serving our Nation. Our sole purpose is to 
accept Your absolute lordship over our lives and give ourselves totally 
to the work of this day. Give us the enthusiasm that comes from knowing 
the high calling of serving in government. Grant us the holy esteem of 
knowing that You seek to accomplish Your plans for America through the 
legislation of this Senate. Free us from secondary, self-serving goals. 
Help us to humble ourselves and ask how we may serve today. We know 
that happiness comes not from having things nor getting recognition, 
but from serving in the great cause of implementing Your righteousness, 
justice, and mercy for every person and in every circumstance in this 
Nation. We take delight in the ultimate paradox of life: The more we 
give ourselves away, the more we can receive of Your love. In our 
Lord's name. Amen.