70 Years Later, This Senate Chaplain’s Prayer Still Stands

Seventy years ago, the chaplain of the U.S. Senate was a man named Peter Marshall. He opened Monday, June 23, 1947, with a prayer that read: We thank Thee, O Lord, that this land is still governed by the people’s representatives. Let democratic processes be seen at their best in this time of testing. As these chosen men discharge their duties, guide them, O God, in the decisions they must make today. Give them the grace of humility, and shed now Thy guiding light into every mind. Break down every will that is stubbornly set against Thine or that has