Holy One of blessing, we pray for the soldiers who are called to defend the people of Israel. Keep them safe. When they are weary give them strength. When they are scared give them courage. May they find strength and faith in the days ahead.
Holy One of blessing, we pray for the people of Israel who long to live under your canopy of peace. Keep them safe. When they are threatened protect them from harm. When they are wounded and bereaved grant them healing and comfort. May they find strength and courage in the days ahead.
May our voices carry prayers of hope that the people of Israel know that they are not alone.
Dear God, give us strength and know that there is nothing more sacred than peace. Grant us dear God, Faith. Courage. Wisdom.
-Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar, senior rabbi of Congregation BJBE in Deerfield, IL