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Prayers for resolution as Senate leaders hope to break fiscal impasse

Rough Cut (no reporter narration). STORY: Senate Chaplin Barry Black offers prayers for a resolution to the fiscal impasse as Senate convenes Sunday. U.S. lawmakers voiced tentative optimism Sunday that fiscal crisis talks between Senate leaders would pave the way to a deal to avert a government default and reopen the government, but Democrats and Republicans remained far apart on details. As the clock ticked down to a Thursday deadline for raising the U.S. debt ceiling, necessary to avoid a possible government default that would roil world financial markets, both Democratic and Republican senators said the fact their leaders were meeting represented progress. Lawmakers are also scrambling to put hundreds of thousands of federal employees back to work after their failure to fund the government resulted in the partial shutdown. Washington's debt ceiling drama played out as anxious global financial leaders gathered in the U.S. capital for annual meetings of

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