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Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Aaron Melman on 31 May 2012

https://opensiddur.org/?p=23096 Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Aaron Melman on 31 May 2012 2018-12-27 08:19:53 The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 31 May 2012. Text the Open Siddur Project United States Congressional Record United States Congressional Record Aaron Melman https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ United States Congressional Record https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/105 United States of America Opening Prayers for Legislative Bodies House of Representatives Prayers of Guest Chaplains 112th Congress תחינות teḥinot 21st century C.E. 58th century A.M. English vernacular prayer

Guest Chaplain: Rabbi Aaron Melman, Congregation Beth Shalom, Northbrook, IL
Sponsor: Rep. Robert Dold, (R-IL)
Date of Prayer: 05/31/2012

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Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

We invoke the blessing of Almighty God
upon the members of this House.

Bless our leaders
and all who work tirelessly for the good of our people
with an understanding and discerning mind,
a listening ear,
a compassionate heart,
and insightful thoughts.

Bless the people of the United States of America.

Help us to gain the insight
to know what is good and true
for it is through Your spirit and love
that we learn to become more human.

We thank You
for enabling us to live in a free country
and we remember those
who do not yet live with the same freedoms.

We pray that the leaders of our nation
help all those who are in need.
Shield our leaders and bless them.

Protect our Armed Forces
and speed our victory over tyranny.

Let us make each day more meaningful,
helping others move towards a life of peace.

May the words of our mouths
and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable to You,
O Lord, our Rock and our Redeemer.[1] Psalms 19:15. 


112th Congress, 2nd Session
Issue: Vol. 158, No. 80 — Daily Edition (May 31, 2012)

Link: https://chaplain.house.gov/chaplaincy/display_gc.html?id=1799



1Psalms 19:15.


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