The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff

Chaplain, U.S. Navy (ret.)
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 08/09/2022

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

 Almighty God, we pray, reflect, meditate in different ways, but historic cherished words become shared dreams.
Elmer Davis wrote: "This Nation shall be the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.''
But not all are yet truly free, and many not so brave.
Military heroes risk their lives, but many others lack sufficient courage to speak truth to power, to champion truth over position or career.
"Liberty and justice for all," we pledge, "Proclaim liberty throughout the land'' is emblazoned on our bell.
As war approached, FDR affirmed "freedom from want'' and "freedom from fear'' as freedoms more like dreams of better times.
The land of the free if the home of the brave––with leaders strong and of good courage who still can say "I have a dream.'' Diversity our strength, equality our goal, may we strive for, move toward, liberty and justice for us all.
And may we say "Amen.''

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