Tuesday, August 08, 2006

A Prayer for the State of Israel

We ask Your blessings, O Lord, for the State of Israel, for the Land of Israel, and for the People of Israel.
Bless those who defend the Land and protect its people. Bless its leaders with wisdom, courage and dedication.
May they be resolute in the face of challenge, and unwavering in the pursuit of justice and peace.
May Israel be a beacon of hope for the oppressed, a source of inspiration to those who are free.
Fulfill in our day the ancient promise: "Zion shall be redeemed through justice, and its inhabitants through righteousness."
Praised are You, O Lord, Rock of Israel and Redeemer of Zion.

From Siddur Hadash
Shabbat Shalom