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Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Hannah Spiro on 11 March 2022

https://opensiddur.org/?p=43281 Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Hannah Spiro on 11 March 2022 2022-03-15 01:13:33 The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 11 March 2022. Text the Open Siddur Project United States Congressional Record United States Congressional Record Hannah Spiro 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 21st century C.E. 58th century A.M. English vernacular prayer House of Representatives Prayers of Guest Chaplains pre-Purim 117th Congress 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine תחינות teḥinot
Guest Chaplain: Rabbi Hannah Spiro, Hill Ḥavurah, Washington, D.C.
Date of Prayer: 11 March 2022


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Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Creator of all,
at this time when Jews around the world are preparing for Purim—
for a time of confronting hate and persecution
with courage, pride, and a sense of humor—
help us find that laughter
and that love
for ourselves
and one another,
even when the world seems to be crashing down around us.

When the world is upside down,
teach us how to cartwheel,
audaciously adapting and returning rooted,
always back to who we truly are.[1] Cf. Esther 9:1. 

May our bold open-heartedness
bring forth a world of peace,
of righteousness,
and of jubilation
for our families,
for our communities,
for our Nation,
and for all who dwell on Earth.

We know that every soul deserves peace.
We know that every soul deserves celebration.
May we be Your vessels to bring that time about
quickly and in our day.

And let us say: Amen.

Source(s)

117th Congress, 2nd Session. C-SPAN.
Issue: Vol. 168, No. 44 — Daily Edition (March 11, 2022)

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1 Cf. Esther 9:1.

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