prayer
(Senate - May 23, 2013)

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From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                                 prayer

  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Today's opening prayer will be offered by 
Rabbi Michael Beals, rabbi at Congregation Beth Shalom in Wilmington, 
DE.
  The guest Chaplain offered the following prayer:
  Let us join together in prayer.
  Adon Olam, Master of the Universe, we send our first prayer to the 
residents of Moore, OK. May it be Your will that those who are missing 
be found alive and be cared for. Send comfort to those who have 
suffered loss, and with the help of those gathered here, send the 
resources required to rebuild.
  Eternal our God, You commanded us to care for the widow, the orphan, 
and You commanded us to care for--so appropriate today--the stranger in 
our midst. Thank You for giving our Nation these esteemed Senators to 
help us as a nation fulfill the command to care for the most vulnerable 
in our midst. Into each of these honorable Senators You implanted Your 
divine spark. Help these Senators, Your humble servants, find a way of 
working together for the common good. In doing so, may they thus take 
their individual holy inner lights and join them together, creating one 
unified shaft of light so strong that it will shine clear up to the 
firmament above.
  We pray this in Your sacred and Holy Name. And let us all say amen.

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