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Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Harry Nelson on 23 May 1963

https://opensiddur.org/?p=55839 Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Harry Nelson on 23 May 1963 2024-05-12 12:14:30 The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 23 May 1963. Text the Open Siddur Project Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Harry Nelson the Congressional Record of the United States of America https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ Aharon N. Varady (transcription) https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/105 Opening Prayers for Legislative Bodies United States of America 20th century C.E. תחינות teḥinot 58th century A.M. English vernacular prayer U.S. House of Representatives Prayers of Guest Chaplains 88th Congress
Guest Chaplain: Rabbi Harry Nelson, Congregation Rodeph Sholom, Bridgeport, ConnecticutN
Sponsor: n/a
Date of Prayer: 23 May 1963


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O Lord our God,
how excellent is Thy name in all the earth,
without whom no human work can long prosper.
We beseech Thee to bestow
upon the Members of this body
wisdom and courage,
equal to their responsibilities.
We acknowledge with gratitude
our glorious achievements
in exploring Thy universe.
Help us now to widen
the horizons of our hearts
to encompass all mankind
in a common love.
Grant that our beloved country
be a mighty force for righteousness among men,
ever seeking to provide more adequate forms
of freedom
and justice
for all its citizens,
and ever advancing the cause
of democracy
and peace
among all the nations of the world.
Amen.

This prayer of the guest chaplain was offered in the fifth month of the first session of the 88th US Congress in the House of Representatives, and published in the Congressional Record, vol. 109, part 7 (23 May 1963), page 9182.

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Congressional Record, vol. 109, part 7 (23 May 1963), p. 9182

 


 

 

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