he U.S. Senate chaplain asked God to âinoculate our nation against hate, sin and despairâ in a prayer Monday that referenced the death of George Floyd, the ongoing protests and the coronavirus pandemic.
Barry C. Black, who has served as chaplain since 2003 and is respected by both sides of the aisle, delivered the prayer at the beginning of Mondayâs Senate session.
âEternal God, who has placed our tears in a bottle, today, we weep,â Black prayed. âWe weep because every death diminishes us. We weep because of the grief of George Floyd's family. We weep because of the explosive impact of deferred dreams. We weep because of the potentially catastrophic consequences of peaceful protesting during a pandemic.
âWe weep because justice delayed is justice denied. We weep because of the paralysis of analysis that often impedes Your prevailing providence. We weep because of our personal culpability ...