Prayer for the State of Israel

Prayer for the State of Israel

Heavenly Creator, Israel’s Rock and Redeemer, bless the State of Israel, the first flowering of the Redemption. Shield it under wings of Your loving-kindness and spread over it the Tabernacle of Your peace. Send Your light and truth to its leaders, ministers, and counselors, and direct them with good counsel before You. Strengthen the hands of the defenders of our Holy Land; grant them deliverance, our God, and crown them with the crown of victory. Grant peace in the land and everlasting joy to its inhabitants.

As for our brothers and sisters, the whole House of Israel, remember them in all the lands of our dispersion, and swiftly lead us upright to Zion Your city, and Jerusalem Your dwelling place, as it is written in the Torah of Moses Your servant (Deut. 30): “Even if you are scattered to the furthest most lands under the heavens, from there God will gather you and take you back. God will bring you to the land your ancestors possessed and you will possess it; and God will make you more prosperous and numerous than your ancestors. Then God will open up your hearts and the heart of your descendants to love the Lord Your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.”

Unite our hearts to love and revere Your name and observe all the words of Your teachings, and swiftly send us Your righteous anointed one of the House of David, to redeem those who long for Your salvation.

Appear in Your glorious majesty over all the dwellers of the Earth, and let all who breathe declare: The Creator, the God of Israel is our Ruler and God’s sovereignty has dominion over all. Amen Selah.

— From traditional prayer for the State of Israel, as written in forthcoming book, Prayers for Israel.

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Posted on November 16, 2012, in Judaism and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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