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Benediction by Rabbi Lauren Berkun at the Democratic National Convention (2020)

https://opensiddur.org/?p=33325 Benediction by Rabbi Lauren Berkun at the Democratic National Convention (2020) 2020-08-23 14:07:00 The full text of Rabbi Lauren Berkun's benediction offered at the end of the third day of the Democratic National Convention, 20 August 2020. Text the Open Siddur Project Lauren Berkun Lauren Berkun https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ Lauren Berkun https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ United States of America Elections & Voting United States Benediction תחינות teḥinot 21st century C.E. 58th century A.M. English vernacular prayer Democratic National Conventions Democratic National Convention 2020 United States General Election 2020
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God,
you have been a refuge for us
in every generation
as we conclude this convention
from the safety of our homes
we pray for a national home
where security,
dignity,
and prosperity,
abound for all its inhabitants.

Oh Lord,
our guardian who neither slumbers nor sleeps,
awaken us to the tireless task
of perfecting our home in this great land
built on foundations of freedom,
justice,
and equality.
Teach us
to number our days
that we may attain a heart of wisdom.
Strengthen us each day
in our sacred duty to promote leaders
who will transform crisis into hope,
challenge into opportunity,
cruelty into compassion,
and hate into love.

So may it be your will
and let us say: Amen.

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