The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld

Ohev Sholom: The National Synagogue
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 05/23/2014

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

On the eve of Memorial Day, we remember with sadness and with pride those who gave their lives in service to our country, and we dedicate this prayer in their memory.

We give thanks to God for our lives, which are entrusted into Your hand, for Your miracles, which are with us every day and for Your wonders and favors at all times, evening, morning and midday. You are good––for Your compassion never fails. You are compassionate––for Your loving kindnesses never cease. We have always placed our hope in You.

May it be Your will, God, to bless our country and our men and women who serve this country so bravely.

Bless us all with a life of peace, goodness, safety, physical health, mental health, a life without shame or disgrace, a life with honor and dignity, and a life in which our heart's desires are fulfilled for good.

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