For one minute before the debate starts and the political posturing begins, there is 60 seconds of calm -- a prayer on the floor of the U.S. Senate.
The morning Senate prayer, a tradition dating back to 1789, is a pitch for civility and strength in a place perhaps best known for divisions.
Senate Chaplain Barry Black is the pitchman. His words of prayer are among the first words heard on the Senate floor each morning.
"This gives me an opportunity to intercede on behalf of the senators and...Full Story