U.S. Senate Chaplain: ‘I Am an Intercessor’

WASHINGTON—While members of Congress serve in Washington away from home, it’s the full time jobs of the House and Senate chaplains to minister to them.

On the Senate side Chaplain Barry Black leads a flock of 7,000. That’s all 100 senators plus their staffs. He counsels them, performs marriages and funerals, and even teaches a weekly Bible study. He also has privileges of the Senate floor, and opens every session with prayer.

“Give us more legislators who are not afraid to call sin by its right name,” he recently prayed.

An Intercessor Praying for Members of the Senate

“I am an intercess