Roll Call: Latest News on Capitol Hill, Congress, Politics and Elections
August 3, 2015

Senate Prays That Lawmakers’ ‘Motives Be Transparent’

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Retired Rear Adm. Barry Black is approaching a decade as the Senate chaplain. Over the years, he’s delivered the daily prayer in a booming baritone and has provided spiritual counsel to countless senators and staffers.

We noted Black’s prayer that preceded Monday afternoon’s morning business — in which he asked for a blessing that senators’ “motives be transparent” — with some interest.

“Lord, save us from pride and arrogance, and help us to be quick to see the needs of those less fortunate than ourselves, and promote goodwill and fellowship among all people,” said Black. “Today, bless our lawmakers. Let their motives be transparent and their word be their bond. May they be generous in their judgment of others, loyal in their friendships and magnanimous to their opponents.”

The video of Monday’s prayer is here:

In a profile last year, Roll Call noted one of Black’s prayers during the 2011 debt limit debate that drew national attention

“Save us, oh God, for the waters are coming in upon us. We are weary from the struggle, tempted to throw in the towel,” he said at the time.

Comments (16)

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

author email

  1. Anonymous

    July 6, 2015
    5:56 a.m.

    You can definitely see your enthusiasm in the paintings you write. The sector hopes for more passionate writers such as you who aren’t afraid to mention how they believe. Always go after your heart.

    https://issuu.com/pintatucasa

  2. Anonymous

    July 12, 2015
    3:03 p.m.

    I’d always want to be update on new content on this web site, saved to my bookmarks! .

    http://www.sdorttuiiplmnr.com/

  3. Anonymous

    July 13, 2015
    4 p.m.

    It’s hard to find knowledgeable people on this topic, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

    http://homeownersinsurancem.com/amica-car-and-home-insurance.html

  4. Anonymous

    July 13, 2015
    6:55 p.m.

    Excellent post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed! Extremely helpful info particularly the last part :) I care for such info a lot. I was seeking this certain information for a long time. Thank you and best of luck.

    http://www.wat.tv/video/salon-massage-naturiste-massage-79q5z_79q5x_.html

  5. Anonymous

    July 14, 2015
    12:48 a.m.

    There’s noticeably a bundle to know about this. I assume you made certain nice factors in options also.

    http://vimeo.com/126527913

  6. Anonymous

    July 17, 2015
    6:33 a.m.

    You should take part in a contest for one of the best blogs on the web. I will recommend this site!

    https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/45093656-ilias-myrick

  7. Anonymous

    July 18, 2015
    5:12 a.m.

    Great write-up, I am regular visitor of one’s site, maintain up the excellent operate, and It is going to be a regular visitor for a lengthy time.

    http://inf.unisc.br/naig/index.php?title=Auto_Insurance_With_Low_Down_Payment

  8. Anonymous

    July 20, 2015
    1:28 p.m.

    Hi there, just become alert to your weblog through Google, and found that it is truly informative. I am going to watch out for brussels. I’ll be grateful in case you continue this in future. A lot of folks shall be benefited out of your writing. Cheers!

    http://best-home-based-business-idea.com/new-york-mesothelioma-victims-compensation-stories-support/

  9. Anonymous

    July 20, 2015
    6:34 p.m.

    Utterly indited written content, thank you for selective information. “The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly.” by Corra Harris.

    http://quotesautoinsurance.org/auto-insurance-quotes-nationwide.html

  10. Anonymous

    July 21, 2015
    12:28 a.m.

    Valuable information. Fortunate me I discovered your web site by chance, and I’m surprised why this twist of fate didn’t took place earlier! I bookmarked it.

    http://lowcostautoquotes.com/home-insurance.html

  11. Anonymous

    July 24, 2015
    9:38 a.m.

    I will right away grasp your rss as I can not find your email subscription hyperlink or newsletter service. Do you’ve any? Kindly let me know so that I could subscribe. Thanks.

    http://split.us

  12. Anonymous

    July 24, 2015
    5:06 p.m.

    Thank you for sharing excellent informations. Your web-site is so cool. I’m impressed by the details that you?¦ve on this site. It reveals how nicely you perceive this subject. Bookmarked this web page, will come back for more articles. You, my friend, ROCK! I found simply the information I already searched everywhere and simply couldn’t come across. What an ideal web site.

    https://bestplumbers.com

  13. Anonymous

    July 25, 2015
    9:25 a.m.

    Hey there! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new apple iphone! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the great work!

    http://bathmatehydromax-x30.weebly.com/blog/cara-memiliki-zakar-besar-dan-panjang

  14. Anonymous

    July 25, 2015
    5:06 p.m.

    I like this web site because so much useful material on here : D.

    http://iphone-news.ch/forum/discussion/28022/va-home-loan-calculator-with-taxes-and-insurance

  15. Anonymous

    July 28, 2015
    3:23 p.m.

    Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that. And he just bought me lunch as I found it for him smile Therefore let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch! “We have two ears and only one tongue in order that we may hear more and speak less.” by Laertius Diogenes.

    http://www.warriorforum.com/showthread.php?t=1094532

  16. Anonymous

    July 31, 2015
    2:26 p.m.

    Aw, this was a really nice post. In concept I want to put in writing like this moreover – taking time and actual effort to make a very good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and under no circumstances appear to get something done.

    http://hotel-guitar.pl

Sign In

Forgot password?

Or

Subscribe

Receive daily coverage of the people, politics and personality of Capitol Hill.

Subscription | Free Trial

Logging you in. One moment, please...