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Supreme Ruler of the Universe
and Arbiter of the destinies of man—
we thank Thee
that our lines have fallen in pleasant places;
that we live in this land of the free;
this stronghold of civil and religious liberty.
We thank Thee
for those who have gone before—
for all the brave spirits,
living and dead,
who have contributed to the upbuilding
of this glorious republic.
At this moment when we turn a page in our history
we pray Thee for Thy Divine guidance.
Be with us as Thou wast with our fathers.
Cause us to dream dreams and see visions
even as they did—
that like them,
we may meet the challenge of the times,
so that we may help to restore confidence
and bring back a measure of prosperity and happiness
to this great land.
“On the Inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt as President of the United States” by Rabbi Norman Michael Goldburg, was offered before the California state legislature on 4 March 1933, and published in California Legislature 50th Session 1933: Prayers Offered at the Daily Sessions of the Assembly, p. 37.
“[Prayer] on the Inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt as President of the United States, by Rabbi Norman M. Goldburg (4 March 1933)” is shared through the Open Siddur Project with a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International copyleft license.