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Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Ellen Bernhardt on 20 May 2004

https://opensiddur.org/?p=29041 Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Ellen Bernhardt on 20 May 2004 2020-01-09 22:54:35 The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. Senate on 20 May 2004. Text the Open Siddur Project United States Congressional Record United States Congressional Record Ellen Bernhardt 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 58th century A.M. English vernacular prayer Prayers of Guest Chaplains Senate 108th Congress תחינות teḥinot 21st century C.E.
Guest Chaplain: Rabbi Ellen Bernhardt, Headmaster of Albert Einstein Academy, Wilmington, DE
Date of Prayer: 05/20/2004

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Creator of the universe,
source of all goodness and mercy,
we thank You for the bounty
that is ours in this world.
Help us to live
so that we may be worthy of Your love
as we strive to do Your will.

You have created each one of us with uniqueness
and implanted within us a spark of the divine.
We come from many backgrounds and ancestries,
and we are bound together
in these great United States of America
with its cherished values and high ideals.

Let us remember
the gifts
and responsibilities
that God has given us
as we strive to perfect the world
in our days
and for generations yet unborn.

We beseech You
to give strength
and wisdom
to our Senators
so that they will continue to do their work
in this great Chamber
and in every cubicle
across this land.
May they have the patience
to listen to the voices of others,
the vision
to see within the hearts of each person,
and the tenacity
to continue to strive
to make this world a better place
for all humanity.
And let us all say,


108th Congress, 2nd Session. Congressional Record, Issue: Vol. 150, No. 72 — Daily Edition (May 20, 2004)



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