For the Release of the Bound: A Prayer for the Captives In and Beyond Us

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People who are displaced have
People who are in place have
People who are raped have
People who are bombed have
People who have been stolen and are held captive have
People who are imprisoned have
People who are killed and have killed, who live alive but deadened lives also, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, have
Perhaps our mistake has been praising death when we really thought we were honoring life.
Baruch atah Adonai eloheinu melech haolam matir asurim.
Blessed are You, Creator of the Universe, who frees the bound.
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