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May the Everlasting who blessed our ancestors Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah bless all the soldiers of the Israeli Defence Forces and all those yearning for peace. May the Source of Blessing protect them and shelter them from all trouble and worry, and may they all know your blessing. May all who suffer captivity of body, mind or spirit feel Your Presence and soon be freed to reflect Your Light.

May the Eternal have mercy on them and bring them from darkness to light and from oppression to salvation, give them life, strength and faith. May the Eternal listen to all the prayers for peace of all peoples.

Merciful God, may Your compassion be with us, and remember Your covenant with Abraham. May you spread the covering of Your peace over the descendants of Ishmael, son of Hagar, and over the descendants of Isaac, son of Sarah, and may it be fulfilled that they shall hammer their swords into spades and their spear into ploughshare. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation and they shall learn war no more. And each shall sit under their vines and their fig trees and none shall disturb them.

And let us say: Amen

Adapted By R. Sheryl Nosan-Lantzke from “A Prayer for Times of War” by RABBI YEHORAM MAZOR – Av Beit Ha’Din of Maram – Israel

 

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