The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Opening Prayer

Rabbi Paul Silton

May the author of liberty and equality, who created all human beings in his image, bless all of you who have been chosen by the citizens of this great bastion of democracy to represent them.

May He grant all of you the privilege of discovering His will and doing it whole–heartedly. May He touch your lives with the spirit of wisdom and insight. May He grant all of you the ability to make wise decisions and the satisfaction of doing a multitude of good deeds. May He strengthen you to walk in paths of honesty, to courageously meet every challenge and to overcome all obstacles.

May you be blessed with long and peaceful lives, lives free from shame and reproach, lives filled with many years of physical vitality, so that you may see all your heart’s desires for goodness fulfilled and the work of your hands established.