The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Rabbi Maurice S. Kaprow

Chaplain Corps
Norfolk , VA

Sponsor: Rep. Rep. Tom Feeney, (R-FL)
Date of Prayer: 05/05/2004

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

None given;

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Eternal God, today as we gather in this historic and august chamber, we pause to thank You for the many blessings You have bestowed upon our Nation, our constituents, and ourselves. Thank You for making us the strongest, most democratic and compassionate Nation in this wonderful, yet troubled world.

As we meet here in the safety of this House of Representatives, let us remember the many members of our Armed Forces, especially those serving far from home in the midst of danger, at the tip of the spear, bringing the hope of democracy where tyranny once ruled, and the specter of peace to those who for years cowered in terror and lived in tumult.

We pray for the safe return of those deployed to the four corners of the Earth, sailors and Marines, soldiers, airmen, and Coast Guardsmen. Guard their families and give them strength to endure until their service members return to their homes to welcoming arms and the warm embrace of those they love.

Grant us all life and peace, courage and wisdom, as we act today and everyday in the best interests of the citizens of these United States, while being ever mindful of those throughout the world community. And let us, say, Amen.

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