The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Rabbi Steven I. Rein

U.S. Air Force, Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, VA

Date of Prayer: 06/12/2018

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Sovereign of the universe, the Psalmist proclaims: "How majestic is Your name upon all the Earth, "and wonders, "What is humanity that You should be mindful of us?"

We stand in awe before the beauty and majesty of Your work. We are humbled in a world so vast and a humanity so diverse You breathe Your spirit into each individual soul.

Almighty God, bestow Your wisdom and strength upon these Members of the House of Representatives to dream big, securing the future of this great Nation. May you also grant this distinguished body the courage and compassion to dream small as they represent the distinct needs of their constituents, ever mindful of the citizens they serve.

As Irving Berlin did 100 years ago, we pray that God bless America, and, I would add, may God uniquely bless each and every one of us. Amen.

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