I stand present, intending through my prayer
for the day / on the day of inaugurating
a new government, president and vice president,
to seek peace for this country, as it is written (Jer. 29:7):
“Seek the peace of the city where I cause you to roam
and pray for her to YHVH (Adonai/God),
for in her peace you all will have peace.”
May it be Your will, YHVH our God, that You give a listening heart
to those whom we elevate today and protect them,
and may You raise for us a good government
that will strive and begin to bring healing, justice and peace
to all living in this land and to all the world, and upon Jerusalem,
a government that will honor the image of God
in all humanity and in Creation,
for rulership is Yours.
Therefore, may You:
Tear out tyranny and despotism,
Ruin those who cheat and deceive,
Upend those who oppress the vulnerable.
Make the reign of the arrogant disappear from the land,
Pulverize the plans of those who attack democracy.
Overthrow and humble them, bring their downfall, soon in our days.
May You give to all the peoples of this country the strength and will
to pursue righteousness and to seek peace as a unified force
to uproot racism and violence from our hearts and to make healing,
good life and peace flourish, here and throughout the world.
May I merit to do good works and repair the world
through all my efforts, and through the act of… [add your pledge]…
which I pledge to do on behalf of all living creatures,
to uphold the covenant after the floodwaters of Noah.
Fulfill for us the verse (Ps. 90:17): “May the pleasure of Adonai our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands for us;
make the work of our hands endure.”