In Prayer, Chaplain Calls for ‘More Senators’ Willing to ‘Call Sin by Its Right Name’

Senate Chaplain Barry Black—known for his stirring prayers and speeches—delivered a powerful invocation calling for more politicians who, without regard for consequences, are willing to call out sin for what it is.

“Give us more senators who are true to duty as the needle to the pole,” Black prayed. “Give us more legislators who are not afraid to call sin by its right name. Lord, provide us with more patriots who will stand for right, regardless of the consequences.”

The prayer came just one day after Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) announced that he won’t be running for re-election next year and took to the U.S. Senate floor to issue some strong rebukes of President Donald Trump and the current state of political affairs.

“Reckless, outrageous and undignified behavior [has become excused as simply] ‘telling it like it is’ when it is actually just reckless, outrageous and undignified,” Flake said during the now-viral address.

He called such behavior coming from the top of government — Trump and the executive branch —”dangerous to a democracy” a “corruption of the spirit” and “weakness.