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Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Commander Maurice S. Kaprow on 25 September 2008

Guest Chaplain: Rabbi Commander Maurice S. Kaprow, Command Chaplain, Center for Information Dominance, Pensacola, FL.
Date of Prayer: 09/25/2008

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Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Eternal and loving God,
this morning,
in this august Chamber of the Senate,
we ask humbly for Your guidance and grace.
As these men and women,
duly empowered by their constituents,
meet to deliberate the important issues facing our Nation and our world,
we turn to You to help them complete their work.
Grant them wisdom to fully understand the issues before them;
grant them insight to truly know the implications of their actions;
grant them confidence to feel that what they are doing is right;
and grant them the courage to make those difficult decisions.
Be with them today and every day as they fully ponder the affairs of state.

While we are here
in the comfort and safety
of this magnificent and historic Capitol Building,
our thoughts turn to those brave Americans–
young men and women from every part of our country–
who volunteer to serve in our Armed Forces.
They are soldiers, marines, sailors, airmen, and coastguardsmen.
Many of these brave souls are deployed far from home,
in harm’s way,
as they do their part in maintaining freedom
and our American way of life.
Keep them safe and secure
until they return to these shores
ensconced into the waiting arms
of their families and loved ones.

In Your Holy Name, I pray.


110th Congress, 2nd Session
Issue: Vol. 154, No. 153 — Daily Edition (September 25, 2008)


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