PRAYER
(House of Representatives - November 13, 2013)

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                                 PRAYER

  Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg, Congregation Beth El Yardley, Yardley, 
Pennsylvania, offered the following prayer:
  Our God and God of our ancestors, Everlasting Spirit of the Universe, 
may it be Your will that the Members of this House faithfully represent 
all citizens of this great Nation. As they strive to govern this land, 
guide them, O Lord, with the pillars of humility and respect.
  Help them to live up to the legacy of those who have come before and 
to always honor those men and women who have made the ultimate 
sacrifice to keep this Nation strong and free.
  Remind all citizens of our great Nation to put people over politics, 
to elevate democracy over dogma, to value discussion over discord, and 
to cultivate compromise instead of conviction.
  Bless the Members of this hallowed body with the knowledge that what 
binds us together is stronger than what may pull us apart, that serving 
You is best accomplished by serving others.
  Dear God, please allow Your blessing of health and of peace to 
envelop our great Nation.
  Amen.

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