[Congressional Record Volume 140, Number 16 (Wednesday, February 23, 1994)]
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  Rabbi Paul D. Kerbel, Congregation Nevey Shalom, Bowie, MD, offered 
the following prayer:
  Let us pray:
  Our God and God of our ancestors: We ask Your blessings for our 
country, for its Government, for its leaders and advisers, and for all 
who exercise just and rightful authority. Teach them insights of Your 
Torah, that they may administer all affairs of State fairly, that peace 
and security, happiness and prosperity, justice and freedom may forever 
abide in our midst.
  Creator of all flesh, bless all the inhabitants of our country with 
Your spirit. May citizens of all races and creeds forge a common bond 
in true harmony to banish all hatred and bigotry and to safeguard the 
ideals and free institutions which are the pride and glory of our 
  May this land under Your Providence be an influence for good 
throughout the world, uniting all people in peace and freedom and 
helping them to fulfill the vision of Your prophet: ``Nation shall not 
lift up sword against nation, neither shall they experience war any 
  And let us say: Amen.