Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Israel Zoberman on 25 June 2014

Guest Chaplain: Rabbi Israel Zoberman, Founding Rabbi of Congregation Beth Chaverim in Virginia Beach, VA.
Sponsor: Rep. Scott Rigell, (R-VA)
Date of Prayer: 06/25/2014


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Our one God of life’s blessings
who brings us together to be one family,
gloriously diverse and gratefully united
through the divine commandments of loving kindness.

In this House of Representatives’ august Chamber of the most flourishing democracy,
we give thanks to the awesome author of an endangered universe
for the essential twin gifts of freedom and responsibility.
May You in Your infinite goodness
ever guide our elected and appreciated lawmakers
who are entrusted with the American people’s agenda
and the safeguarding of our precious liberties.

Mindful of living in our uncertain and unsettling world,
let us reaffirm
that the Creator’s divinity
and human dignity
are inseparable,
that he who upholds but one human life
upholds a unique, irreplaceable universe
of purpose and meaning.

May blemishes turn into blessings,
hatred into love,
violence into vision,
and pain into promise
in a global village
at SHALOM’s peace
at last.

אָמֵן׃
Amen.

Source(s)

113th Congress, 2nd Session
Issue: Vol. 160, No. 100 — Daily Edition (June 25, 2014)

Link: https://chaplain.house.gov/chaplaincy/display_gc.html?id=2128

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