An Evening Prayer in Times of Conflict

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God will not let your foot give way; your Guardian will not slumber.” -Psalm 121

Praise be to you, Adonai, Ruler of the Universe, from the tallest mountain to the deepest valley, from my weeping heart to my clenched fist.
Your Greatness can hold all of my anger and despair as it can hold all of my hope and joy. 
Your Unifying Glory binds my wounds.
Your Divine Love is a healing balm.
Blessed are You who brings laughter in times of sorrow, love in times of loss, community in times of isolation, and peace in times of war. 
Eloheinu v’Elohei avoteinu v’imoteinu, Our God and God of our ancestors, help me find relief in sleep, and rise renewed in body and soul.
In the coming days, help me act peacefully even as I wrestle with the grief and pain, anger and sorrow within myself and in the world around me.
God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, God of Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah, thank you for guarding and guiding me this night and all nights to come.

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