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Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks on 2 November 2011

https://opensiddur.org/?p=22746 Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks on 2 November 2011 2018-11-24 17:05:09 The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. Senate on 2 November 2011. Text the Open Siddur Project United States Congressional Record United States Congressional Record Jonathan Sacks Office of the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth 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 pluralism תחינות teḥinot 21st century C.E. 58th century A.M. English vernacular prayer Prayers of Guest Chaplains Senate 112th Congress

Guest Chaplain: Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregation of the Commonwealth, London, England
Date of Prayer: 11/02/2011


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Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Sovereign of the universe,
who created all in love,
teach us to love all that is good and beautiful in this world.
Teach us to honor the dignity of difference,
recognizing that one who is not in our image
is nonetheless in Your image;
never forgetting
that the people not like us
are still people–like us.

At this fateful moment in the human story,
bless us that we may be a blessing to others.
Guide the nations of the world
to honor You by honoring one another,
so that by reaching out in love
we may turn enemies into friends
and become your family on Earth,
as You are our parent in heaven.

Beloved God,
bless the Members of this United States Congress
and guide their deliberation,
that they may govern this great Nation
with wisdom and justice,
grace and compassion,
bringing honor to Your Name
and Your blessing to humankind.
אָמֵן׃
Amen.

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112th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 157, No. 166 — Daily Edition (November 02, 2011)

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