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Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Chaim U. Lipschitz on 28 March 1962

https://opensiddur.org/?p=55015 Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Chaim U. Lipschitz on 28 March 1962 2024-03-24 10:41:33 The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. Senate on 28 March 1962. Text the Open Siddur Project Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Chaim Uri Lipschitz United States Congressional Record https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ Aharon N. Varady (transcription) https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ Opening Prayers for Legislative Bodies United States of America 20th century C.E. תחינות teḥinot 58th century A.M. English vernacular prayer Prayers of Guest Chaplains U.S. Senate 87th Congress
Guest Chaplain: Rabbi Chaim U. Lipschitz, editor of the Jewish Press, Brooklyn, New York
Sponsor: n/a
Date of Prayer: 28 March 1962


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With great love Thou lovest us, O Lord, our God,
and with Thy great compassion
Thou hast abundance of pity on us.
O our Father, our King,
for the sake of our fathers who trusted in Thee,
to whom Thou didst teach the statutes of life,
so shalt Thou favor and teach us.
O Father, who art a merciful Father,
have compassion on us we beseech Thee,
and grant our hearts understanding,
that we may comprehend, hear,
learn, teach,
observe, perform, and establish
all the learning of Thy law, with love;
and enlighten our eyes in Thy law,
and our hearts to love and fear Thy name,
that we may not be abashed forevermore;
for in Thy holy, great, and tremendous name
we trust.
We shall be glad, and rejoice in Thy salvation,
when Thou bringest us with peace
from the four corners of the earth
and conductest us with uprightness,
for Thou art the Almighty who workest salvation.
Our God, and God of our Fathers,
be Thou with the mouths of the deputies
of this worthy Senate of the United States
who stand in Thy presence.
Teach them what they will say,
instruct them what they will speak,
answer their requests,
and cause them to know how to glorify Thee.
May they walk in the light of Thy countenance;
may they bend their knees unto Thee,
and with their mouths bless Thy people.
O bless them altogether
with the blessings of Thy mouth.
Amen.

This prayer of the guest chaplain was offered in the third month of the second session of the 87th US Congress in the Senate, and published in the Congressional Record, vol. 108, part 4 (1962), page 5205. Rabbi Lipschitz offered the exact same prayer when he was guest chaplain before the Senate on 25 March 1965 (as found in Congressional Record, vol. 111, part 5 (1965), page 5813.)

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Congressional Record, vol. 108, part 4 (28 March 1962), p. 5205

Congressional Record, vol. 111, part 5 (25 March 1965), p. 5813

 


 

 

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