The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Rabbi Mark Getman

Temple Emanu-El of Canarsie
Brooklyn, NY

Sponsor: Rep. Kathleen Rice, (D-NY)
Date of Prayer: 07/24/2019

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Miss RICE of New York. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to welcome Rabbi
Mark Getman of Temple Emanu–El of Canarsie, Brooklyn, and thank him for leading us in prayer this morning on the House floor.

I was proud to invite Rabbi Getman to give the opening prayer today,
and I am even more proud to call him a constituent of New York's Fourth Congressional District.

Rabbi Getman is a military veteran, a cancer survivor, a community leader, and a man of deep faith. He embodies the strength, leadership, and patriotism that we look for in every American.

I can't express how grateful I am to Rabbi Getman for making the trip down to Washington today to represent our community and to deliver a message of harmony and compassion. I believe that is a message that our ountry needs to hear, perhaps now more than ever.

Rabbi Getman graciously reminded us today that we are a country
united under God, in our pursuit of prosperity and peace for all
people, and he reminded us that this shared purpose is more powerful, more important than any political division we may have, and I couldn't agree more.

As a member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, I am beyond
appreciative that Rabbi Getman paid such a touching tribute to the
brave men and women who wear our uniform today and to those who paid
the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our great Nation. As a veteran
himself, I know that Rabbi Getman understands that sacrifice better
than most.

I want to thank Rabbi Getman once more for his service to our community and to our country and, above all, for taking the time to be here with us today and delivering a much–needed message of unity.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Heavenly One, our protector and redeemer, guardian of life and liberty, we ask for Your continued blessings as we open this session of the House of Representatives.

May our Nation and its leaders be blessed with Your protection as they continue their work for their constituents across these United States.

God, continue to send Your light to all elected officials across this land, guiding them with Your good counsel and providing them with wisdom and forbearance.

May our Nation and its citizens always work towards world peace and harmony as part and party representing this great Nation.

God of peace and prosperity, bless this House of Representatives and all those who lead, serve, and defend our Nation as they continue to serve with honor, and remember those who have died in defense of our ideals and values.

May the One who makes peace in the universe make peace for all of us, for all the United States, for all the world.

God bless America. Amen.

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