Exact matches only
//  Main  //  Menu

☰︎ Menu | 🔍︎ Search  //  Main  //   🖖︎ Prayers & Praxes   //   🌍︎ Collective Welfare   //   Sovereign States & Meta-national Organizations   //   Opening Prayers for Legislative Bodies

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

https://opensiddur.org/?p=27547 Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Felipe Goodman on 3 June 2008 2019-10-09 23:17:07 The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 30 June 2008. Text the Open Siddur Project United States Congressional Record United States Congressional Record Felipe Goodman 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 110th Congress תחינות teḥinot 21st century C.E. 58th century A.M. English vernacular prayer
Guest Chaplain: Rabbi Felipe Goodman, Temple Beth Sholom, Las Vegas, Nevada
Date of Prayer: 06/03/2008

Contribute a translation Source (English)

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,
and injustice really means.


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

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



Comments, Corrections, and Queries