Monday, May 28, 2007

A Prayer For Israel

י"א בסיון תשס"ז

May the One who blessed our ancestors, Abraham Isaac and Jacob, and our mothers Sarah Rebecca, Rachel and Leah, have compassion and mercy on the captives, Gilad Shavit, Ehud Goldwasser, and Eldad Regev. May the one who removes prisoners to prosperity redeem them from the hands of their captors and take them from servitude to freedom, from darkness to light. May He heal them completely, healing of the body and healing of the soul, and strengthen their spirit. May it be the will before our Father in Heaven that speedily the words of the verse shall come to pass “And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.” So may it be, and let us say, Amen.

May the One who blessed our ancestors, Abraham Isaac and Jacob, and our mothers Sarah Rebecca, Rachel and Leah send complete healing to all the soldiers and citizens who were injured in the attacks of the brazen enemy from Lebanon, and send comfort to those who mourn. May our God, and shield of salvation strengthen the hearts of all the inhabitants who are on the front lines, and teach them to stand strong against the terror attacks from the air. Please God, guide the hands of our soldiers into battle, and their fingers into war, so that they return the war to its gates, and return peace and tranquility to the land of Israel. May it be Your will, our Father in Heaven, that the words of Micah your prophet are speedily fulfilled in our day: “And he shall judge between many peoples, and shall decide concerning far away strong nations; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, nor shall they learn war any more. But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid; for the mouth of the Lord of hosts has spoken it.” And it says “therefore do not fear, O my servant Jacob, says the Lord; nor be dismayed, O Israel; for, behold, I will save you from afar, and your seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be quiet and at ease, and none shall make him afraid. So may it be!

prayer by Rabbi Simcha Roth
flags graphic from Reborn By Design

A Prayer For Our Country

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