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Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Richard Boruch Rabinowitz on 3 May 2017

https://opensiddur.org/?p=20050 Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Richard Boruch Rabinowitz on 3 May 2017 2018-04-29 20:42:59 The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 3 May 2017. Text the Open Siddur Project United States Congressional Record United States Congressional Record Richard Boruch Rabinowitz 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 תחינות teḥinot 21st century C.E. 58th century A.M. English vernacular prayer House of Representatives 115th Congress Prayers of Guest Chaplains

Guest Chaplain: Rabbi Richard Boruch Rabinowitz, Aish International, New York, NY
Sponsor: Rep. Paul Gosar, (R-AZ)
Date of Prayer: 05/03/2017


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Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

May we humbly ask You,
God Almighty,
to help us focus
on the beauty and good
of this great country.

God,
we thank You for giving wisdom
to Presidents George W. Bush,
Barack Obama,
and Donald J. Trump
for proclaiming May as Jewish Heritage Month.

The Jewish people of this country
are grateful and indebted to You, God,
for the opportunity to contribute
in making the United States a great nation.

Aish founder, Rabbi Noah Weinberg, of blessed memory,
would say to young people:
“When older people see your idealism,
they might say, ‘you’ll grow up,’
but what they really mean is ‘you’ll give up.'”
Rabbi Weinberg would say:
“Never give up––get tougher instead.”

Let us pray for the Members of Congress
and this great Nation:
God, please
grant us clarity and courage
to always do right
and never give up on our principles.

God bless the United States of America.

Source(s)

115th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 163, No. 76 — Daily Edition (May 3, 2017)

Link: https://chaplain.house.gov/chaplaincy/display_gc.html?id=2534

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