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Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Doniel Ginsberg on 12 June 2014

https://opensiddur.org/?p=21540 Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Doniel Ginsberg on 12 June 2014 2018-09-04 01:56:13 The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. Senate on 12 June 2014. Text the Open Siddur Project United States Congressional Record United States Congressional Record Doniel Ginsberg 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 Prayers of Guest Chaplains Senate 113th Congress

Guest Chaplain: Rabbi Doniel Ginsberg, Ohr Somayach-Tanenbaum College, Jerusalem, and rabbi of Yeshiva Ateres Shmuel, of Waterbury, CT
Date of Prayer: 12 June 2014

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Our Father in Heaven,
bless the United States of America
and the brave men and women of our Armed Forces
who have left their loved ones
in defense of freedom.

Bless our lawmakers–
men and women who love to serve
and who will serve with love.
Place into their hearts
and into the hearts of their counselors
a moral compass to guide them to the right decisions.

O Lord,
and inspire
these good, gifted, and gracious people.
Endow them
with courage,
and crown them
with humility
and compassion.
May the eternal teachings always be with them–
to act with accountability,
to relate with respect,
to be diligent and devoted,
to be a friend of truth.

May our beloved United States
be a place where dreams are worth dreaming,
a place where sacrifices are worth enduring
and where our tomorrows can be even better than our todays.


113th Congress, 2nd Session. Congressional Record, Issue: Vol. 160, No. 91 — Daily Edition (June 12, 2014)



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