Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Steven Weil on 20 September 2012

Guest Chaplain: Rabbi Steven Weil, Orthodox Union, New York, NY
Sponsor: Rep. John Boehner, (R-OH)
Date of Prayer: 09/20/2012


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Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Master of the Universe,
today we stand before You in this hallowed Hall,
grateful for the freedoms we have been granted here,
grateful for the men and women in this room
who You imbued with wisdom
and blessed with the courage
to make the difficult decisions
that will impact the destiny of all humanity.

Allow the Members of Congress
to be Your partners in making a more perfect world,
and grant them the insight and the vision
to always be mindful of the responsibilities they bear.
We implore You to guide and strengthen them
so that they can do what must be done
to save the world
from those who wish to perpetrate terrorism and evil.

Dear God,
enable them to do what must be done
to plant the seeds
for a brighter and more prosperous economic future.

Dear God,
support them in providing our children
with a strong education
to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
Thank You for giving us such wonderful shepherds
and allowing us to be their cherished flock.

Amen.

Source(s)

112th Congress, 2nd Session
Issue: Vol. 158, No. 128 — Daily Edition (September 20, 2012)

Link: https://chaplain.house.gov/chaplaincy/display_gc.html?id=1842

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