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.
these good, gifted, and gracious people.
and crown them
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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Works of related interest:
Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg on 13 November 2013