(Legislative day of Tuesday, January 23, 1990)
The Senate met at 9:30 a.m., on the expiration of the recess, and was called to order by the President pro tempore [Mr. Byrd].
The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Today's prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, Rabbi Moshe Feller, Lubavitch House, St. Paul, MN.
PRAYER (Senate - February 01, 1990)
Rabbi Moshe Feller offered the following prayer:
Almighty G-d, Master of the universe, the Members of this august body, the U.S. Senate convene here today in fulfillment of one of the Seven Universal Commandments which You issued to Noah after the great flood--the commandment that every society govern by just laws which are based in the recognition of You O G-d as the Sovereign Ruler of all men and all nations.
The recognition of Your sovereignty is the bedrock of our society as witnessed by the words `In G-d We Trust' engraved on the wall of this great portal of government in which we offer this prayer, and by the words with which we conclude our Pledge of Allegiance `one Nation, under G-d, with liberty and justice for all.'
We thank you Almighty G-d for this `year of miracles,' in which we witness an increasing number of nations beginning to govern their people with `liberty and justice for all' and beginning to recognize that the entire universe does indeed exist `under G-d.'Grant us, Almighty G-d, as You granted the ancient Israelites in the 40th year of their sojourn in the wilderness, `a heart to perceive, eyes to see and ears to hear' Your divine providence in all that is so rapidly transpiring before our eyes. May the perception of Your divine providence in the affairs of man forever guide the leaders of our country and may they govern accordingly with joy and gladness of heart. Amen.