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Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Richard Marcovitz on 17 May 1988

https://opensiddur.org/?p=47618 Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Richard Marcovitz on 17 May 1988 2022-11-25 11:27:30 The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. Senate on 17 May 1988. Text the Open Siddur Project Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Aharon N. Varady (transcription) the Congressional Record of the United States of America Richard Marcovitz 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 100th Congress
Guest Chaplain: Rabbi Richard Marcovitz, Congregation Bnai Israel, Pittsburgh
Date of Prayer: 17 May 1988
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In but a few days,
the world Jewish community
will observe the festival of Pentecost—
the anniversary of the giving of the Law on Mount Sinai.
That sublime law
as exemplified by the Ten Commandments
has endured through the ages,
lifting the hearts and minds of humanity.

We pray, O Lord,
that Your presence
will inspire these creators of law
in their tasks;
that they may aspire to the extraordinary,
making the law of the land
to guide and to protect,
to free and to instruct.

May Your Kingship of peace
be established
with great speed
so that all who are fettered or oppressed
will know blessing.

May the work of the minds, hearts, and hands
of those who make up this singular body
be established[1] Cf. Psalms 90:17.  
working in partnership with You, O Lord,
to bring about a world filled with blessing.

And we respond, “Amen.”

Source(s)

100th Congress, 2nd Session. C-SPAN.
Congressional Record, Vol. 134, Part 8 — Bound Edition, p. 11192.

Congressional Record v. 134, part 8 – 17 May 1988. p. 11192

 

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Notes
1Cf. Psalms 90:17.

 

 

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