Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Shmuel Butman on 6 April 2006

Guest Chaplain: Rabbi Shmuel Butman from the Lubavitch Youth Organization of New York City
Date of Prayer: 2006-04-06

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Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Ovinu Shebashomayim, our Heavenly Father.
We pray to You today,
Three days before the 104th birthday
of the Lubavitcher Rebbe,
Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson.

The Rebbe reached out
to all people
and inspired all people
throughout the world,
regardless of race,
and creed,
to reach a greater level
of observance
and service.

The Rebbe said
that this is the last generation of exile
and the first generation of redemption
and that each one of us
can bring the redemption even closer
by doing more deeds
of goodness
and kindness.

The Rebbe also encouraged the observance
of the Seven Noaḥide Laws,
or the Seven Universal Laws,
which are the basis
of any decent
and civilized

In the merit of the Rebbe,
we ask You, Almighty God,
to bestow Your blessings
on the Members of the Senate
and their families
and through them
on all the people in the United States of America
for peace,
and fulfillment
in all their endeavors,
in joy,
in happiness,
and in gladness of heart.

In honor of the Rebbe,
I want to do an act of goodness and kindness.
I want to put a dollar in a pushke, in the charity box.

May God bless you,
all of you.
Thank you.


109th Congress, 2nd Session
Issue: Vol. 152, No. 43 — Daily Edition (April 6, 2006)

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