The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Rabbi Aaron Melman

Congregation Beth Shalom
Northbrook, IL

Sponsor: Rep. Rep. Robert Dold, (R-IL)
Date of Prayer: 05/31/2012

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

We invoke the blessing of Almighty God upon the members of this House.

Bless our leaders and all who work tirelessly for the good of our people with an understanding and discerning mind, a listening ear, a compassionate heart, and insightful thoughts.

Bless the people of the United States of America.

Help us to gain the insight to know what is good and true for it is through Your spirit and love that we learn to become more human.

We thank You for enabling us to live in a free country and we remember those who do not yet live with the same freedoms.

We pray that the leaders of our nation help all those who are in need.
Shield our leaders and bless them. Protect our Armed Forces and speed our victory over tyranny.

Let us make each day more meaningful, helping others move towards a life of peace.

May the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable to You, O Lord, our Rock and our Redeemer.

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