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This is an archive of prayers offered for the success of the democratically elected government of the United States of America and the well-being of its multicultural civil society.

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רִבּוֹן כׇּל הָעוֹלָמִים | Ribon kol ha-Olamim, a prayer for the government of the United States of America by Rabbi Max Lilienthal (1846)

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Mendy Greenberg on 31 March 2022

A Prayer for our Country, its Leaders and its Citizens, by David Abernethy (2020)

Prayer for Reparation and Restoration, an alternative to the Prayer for Welfare of the Government by Rabbi Brant Rosen (Tzedek Chicago)

תְּפִלָּה בְּעַד מֶמְשֶׁלֶת שָׁלוֹם | Prayer for a Government of Peace, by Zackary Sholem Berger (2019)

Benediction by Rabbi David Wolpe at the Democratic National Convention (2012)

Invocation by Rabbi Ronne Friedman at the Democratic National Convention (2004)

Prayer for the United States Government, by Dr. Ester R. Fuchs (2001)

Benediction by Rabbi Lauren Berkun at the Democratic National Convention (2020)

Prayer for a Nation in Crisis, by Rabbi Barry Block (2021)

A Prayer for the United States of America Right Now, by Rabbi Menachem Creditor (2021)

תְּפִלָּה לְמַעַן אַרְצוֹת הַבְּרִית בְּעֵת נִסָּיוֹן | A Prayer for the United States at a Time of Trial, by Rabbi Joe Schwartz (2019)

A Prayer for Remembrance and Peace on Memorial Day, by David Abernethy

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Hannah Spiro on 11 March 2022

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Moshe Feller on 11 January 2022

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff on 10 September 2021

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff on 23 October 2020

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Seth Frisch on 5 February 2020

Prayer for Our Nation [upon the Inauguration of Donald Trump], by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz (2017)

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Romi Cohn on 29 January 2020

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Barry Block on 10 January 2020

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff on 30 December 2019

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff on 26 December 2019

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff on 29 November 2019

תפילה לארצות הברית לאחר הטבח בפּיטסבּורג | Prayer for the United States after the Pittsburgh Massacre, by Rabbi Stephen Belsky (2018)

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff on 6 February 2019

Benediction by Rabbi Julie Schonfeld at the Democratic National Convention (2016)

Invocation by Rabbi Jacob Goldstein at the Democratic National Convention (1992)

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Steven Abraham on 20 November 2019

Prayer for Our Country [upon the Inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama], by Ilana Joy Streit (2009)

Prayer for America, by Rabbi Victor Reinstein (2008)

תפילה למצביעי המדינה | Prayer for the Electorate, by David Zvi Kalman (2016)

Invocation by Rabbi David Saperstein at the Democratic National Convention (2008)

Invocation by Rabbi Irving Greenberg at the Democratic National Convention (2000)

Benediction by Rabbi Moshe Faskowitz at the Democratic National Convention (1996)

תְּפִלָה לְחַג הָעֲבוֹדָה | Prayer for Labor Day, by Isaac Gantwerk Mayer

די שטערן־שטרײפיקע פאָן | The Star-Spangled Banner, by Francis Scott Key (1812), Yiddish translation by Berl Lapin (1950)

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Evan Hoffman on 29 October 2019

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Gershon Avtzon on 25 July 2019

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Mark Getman on 24 July 2019

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Lawrence Sernovitz on 4 June 2019

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Bruce Lustig on 16 May 2019

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Claudio J. Kogan on 12 March 2019

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff on 20 November 2018

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Hannah Spiro on 24 September 2018

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Mark Schiftan on 20 June 2018

Memorial Day Prayer at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, by Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff on 28 May 2018

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Steven I. Rein on 12 June 2018