Senate Chaplain Barry Black in a morning prayer on Wednesday called for more lawmakers who will stand up for what is right, "regardless of the consequences."

“Give us more senators who are true to duty as the needle to the pole,” Black, a retired Navy rear admiral, said. “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.”

Black’s remarks came one day after two GOP senators tore into President Trump.


Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerPollster says Trump unlikely to face 'significant' primary challenge GOP gets used to saying 'no' to Trump Democrats introduce bill to rein in Trump on tariffs MORE (R-Tenn.) said he believes Trump will be remembered for “the debasing of our nation,” and said the president is not a good role model.

Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakePollster says Trump unlikely to face 'significant' primary challenge Trump gives nod to vulnerable GOP Sen. McSally with bill signing Flake opens up about threats against him and his family MORE (R-Ariz.) later in the day announced that he would not seek reelection in 2018. In a fiery speech on the Senate floor, he called Trump’s behavior “reckless, outrageous and undignified.”

Black has offered pointed prayers in the aftermath of events such as the government shutdown and the shooting at a congressional baseball practice.