Senate Chaplain Barry Black Closes Joint Session of Congress when Lawmakers Officially Counted the Electoral College Votes and Announced President-Elect Biden & Vp-Elect Harris the Winners of the 2020 Election.

January 7, 2021

The power of life and death is in the tongue.

  • The U.S. Senate Pastor opens every Senate session with a prayer.
  • This has been a tradition dating back to the first Senate meeting in 1789.
  • This prayer resonated after a marathon Joint Session of Congress, interrupted by rioters breaking into the U.S. Capitol building.

Listen to the full prayer here

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by Jenna Lee,