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Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Israel Zoberman on 7 July 2004

https://opensiddur.org/?p=28181 Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Israel Zoberman on 7 July 2004 2019-11-19 14:20:00 The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. Senate on 7 July 2004. Text the Open Siddur Project United States Congressional Record United States Congressional Record Israel Zoberman 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 Senate 108th Congress תחינות teḥinot 21st century C.E. 58th century A.M. English vernacular prayer Prayers of Guest Chaplains
Guest Chaplain: Rabbi Israel Zoberman, Congregation Beth Chaverim, Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Date of Prayer: 2004-07-07

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Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Our one God of Shalom,
who brings us together
to be one family,
having just celebrated July 4th,
inspire our tireless Senators
these trying times
of unique challenge
and singular opportunity
to safeguard
and increase
our blessings
in our beloved
and leading land
of flourishing democracy.

Enable
and ennoble
these faithful partners of Yours
to be coworkers with the Creator–
for that is our glory–
in the healing of society’s blemishes,
yet turning our planet Earth
into a paradise for all.
Facing complex issues
and raging debates,
allow them to connect
to the inner calming call
of divine presence,
awed by the wonder of being
and reassured by the spirit of renewal
at the heart of life’s awesome drama.
May they perceive in their own journey
God’s guiding hand of majesty,
mystery,
and mastery,
ever sustained
in both trial
and triumph.

As son of Polish Holocaust survivors,
I thank You and America.

Amen.

Source(s)

108th Congress, 2nd Session
Issue: Vol. 150, No. 92 — Daily Edition (July 7, 2004)

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