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Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Felipe Goodman on 3 June 2008

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Guest Chaplain: Rabbi Felipe Goodman, Temple Beth Sholom, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Date of Prayer: 06/03/2008


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Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Our God and God of our ancestors,
God of Compassion,
God of Justice,
God of Peace.
We ask your blessing
for this House of Representatives,
for our country
and for all our leaders.
Grant them, O God,
the ability to lead us
with true understanding
of your vision,
so that this land under your providence
be an influence for good
throughout the world.

Protect the men and women
of our Armed Forces
who stand in harm’s way
so that we may enjoy the blessing
of freedom
and liberty.
May it be your will that they speedily return
in full physical and spiritual health
to their families and loved ones.

Let us remember where we came from
so that we may never forget
the destination of our journey
as a nation.
Let us be always mindful
that we are all children of immigrants.

Give us the wisdom
to understand
what the responsibility
of fighting oppression,
poverty,
and injustice really means.

אָמֵן׃
AMEN.

Source(s)

110th Congress, 2nd Session
Issue: Vol. 154, No. 90 — Daily Edition (June 3, 2008)

Link: https://chaplain.house.gov/archive/index.html?id=649

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