Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Shea Harlig on 15 March 2007

Guest Chaplain: Rabbi Shea Harlig, Chabad of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada
Date of Prayer: 2007-03-15

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Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Almighty God,
the members of this prestigious body,
the U.S. Congress,
convene here
to fulfill one of the seven Noahide commandments:
the commandment to govern by just laws
which are based in the recognition of You, God,
as the Sovereign Ruler of all people and nations.

We, the citizens of this blessed country
proudly proclaim this recognition
and our commitment to justice
in our Pledge of Allegiance
“One Nation,
Under God,
with Liberty
and Justice
for All.”

Grant us, Almighty God,
that those assembled here
be aware of Your presence
and conduct their deliberations
Bless them
with good health,
and good fellowship.

On the eve of Passover,
the Festival of Freedom,
I beseech you Almighty God
to bless and protect our troops
and our entire nation
whom our esteemed spiritual leader, The Lubavitcher Rebbe
labeled “A Nation of Kindness”[1]lit. medina shel ḥesed.
with freedom from terrorism.
Indeed “God Bless America.”


110th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 153, No. 45 — Daily Edition (March 15, 2007)


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  1. lit. medina shel ḥesed.

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