https://opensiddur.org/?p=22734 Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff on 21 May 2003 2018-11-24 00:37:08 The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. Senate on 21 May 2003. Text the Open Siddur Project United States Congressional Record United States Congressional Record Arnold E. Resnicoff https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ United States Congressional Record https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/105 Opening Prayers for Legislative Bodies United States of America English vernacular prayer Prayers for first responders Prayers of Guest Chaplains U.S. Senate 108th Congress American Red Cross תחינות teḥinot 21st century C.E. 58th century A.M.
Guest Chaplain: Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff, Retired Chaplain, U.S. Navy, Washington, DC
Date of Prayer: 05/21/2003
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To love our neighbor as ourselves . . .
and then, to not sit idly by that neighbor’s blood– Cf. Leviticus 19:16
the suffering that he or she endures–
without doing what we can
to ease the burden and the pain,
has been the call to which so many Red Cross workers
have responded since that day,
throughout our land;
and reaching out to those who serve in our Armed Forces overseas–
throughout the world, as well.
we give our thanks for those who give their all,
who do their best to comfort those in pain.
But we pray as well to be inspired by their work,
to understand we all can make a difference in our neighbors’ lives,
a difference in our Nation’s strength,
a difference in our world.
Help us help one another do our part
to build the world of peace,
the time of joy,
for which we pray.
And may we say,
108th Congress, 1st Session. Congressional Record, Issue: Vol. 149, No. 76 — Daily Edition (May 21, 2003)
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