The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Rabbi Steven Weil

Orthodox Union
New York, NY

Sponsor: Rep. John Boehner, (R-OH)
Date of Prayer: 09/20/2012

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Master of the Universe, today we stand before You in this hallowed Hall, grateful for the freedoms we have been granted here, grateful for the men and women in this room who You imbued with wisdom and blessed with the courage to make the difficult decisions that will impact the destiny of all humanity.

Allow the Members of Congress to be Your partners in making a more perfect world, and grant them the insight and the vision to always be mindful of the responsibilities they bear. We implore You to guide and strengthen them so that they can do what must be done to save the world from those who wish to perpetrate terrorism and evil.

Dear God, enable them to do what must be done to plant the seeds for a brighter and more prosperous economic future. Dear God, support them in providing our children with a strong education to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Thank You for giving us such wonderful shepherds and allowing us to be their cherished flock.


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