Prayer for Peace in Israel

צוּר יִשְׂרָאֵל וְגוֹאֲלוֹ. בָּרֵךְ נָא אֶת מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל, רֵאשִׁית צְמִיחַת גְּאֻלָּתֵנוּ. הַגֵּן עָלֶיהָ בְּרֹב חַסְדְּךָ, וּפרֹשׂ עָלֶיהָ סֻכַּת שְלוֹמֶךָ. שְׁלַח אוֹרְךָ וַאֲמָתְךָ לְרָאשֶׁיהָ לְשׁוֹפְטֶיהָ וּלְנִבְחָרֵיהָ, וְתַקְּנֵם בְּעֵצָה טוֹבָה מִלְּפָנֶיךָ, לְמַעַן יֵלְכוּ בְּדֶרֶךְ הַצֶּדֶק, הַחֹפֶשׁ וְהַיֹּשֵׁר. חַזֵּק יְדֵי מְגִנֵּי אֶרֶץ קָדְּשֵׁנוּ, וְהַנְחִילֵם יְשׁוּעָה וְחַיִּים. וְנָתַתָּ שָׁלוֹם בָּאָרֶץ, וּשִׂמְחַת עוֹלָם לְיוֹשְׁבֶיהָ. פְּקַד נָא לִבְרָכָה אֶת אֲחֵינוּ בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּכָל אַרְצוֹת פְּזוּרֵיהֶם. טַע בְּלִבָּם אַהֲבַת צִיּוֹן וּמִי בָהֶם מִכָּל עַמֵּנוּ יְהִי אֱלֹהָיו עִמּוֹ וְיַעַל לִירוּשָׁלַיִם עִירְךָ, אֲשֶׁר נִקְרָא שְׁמֶךָ עָלֶיהָ. הַאֲצֵל מֵרוּחֲךָ עַל כָּל יוֹשְׁבֵי אַרְצֵנוּ. הָסֵר מִקִרְבֵּינוּ שִׂנְאָה וְאֵיבָה, קִנְאָה וְרִשְׁעוּת. וְטַע בְּלִבֵּנוּ אַהֲבָה וְאַחֲוָה, שָׁלוֹם וְרֵעוּת. וְקַיֵּם בִּמְהֵרָה חֲזוֹן נְבִיאֶךָ: לֹא יִשָּׂא גּוֹי אֶל גּוֹי חֶרֶב, וְלֹא יִלְמְדוּ עוֹד מִלְחָמָה: וְנֹאמַר אַמֵּן  

Tzur Yisrael v’goalo. Barekh na et m’dinat Yisrael, reyshit tz’mikhat g’ulateynu. Hagen aleyha b’rov khasd’kha, ufros aleyha sukkat sh’lomeykha. Sh’lakh orkha va’amtkha l’rasheyha l’shofteyha ul’nivkhareyha, v’taknem b’eytzah tovah milfaneykha, l’ma’ayn yelkhu b’derekh hatzedek, hakhopesh v’hayosheyr. Khazek y’dey m’giney eretz kodsheynu, v’hankhileym y’shuah v’khayim. V’natata shalom ba’aretz, u’simkhat olam l’yoshveyha. P’kad na livrakha et akheynu beyt Yisrael b’khol artzot p’zureyhem. Ta b’libam a’havat tzion u’mi vahem mikol ameynu y’hi elohav imo v’ya’al l’y’rushalayim irkha, asher nikra shmeykha aleyha. Ha’atzel meyrukhakha al kol yoshvey artzeynu. Haser mikirbeynu sinah v’eyvah, kinah v’rishut. V’ta b’libeynu ahavah v’akhavah, shalom v’reryut. V’kayem bimheyrah khazon n’vi’eykha: Lo yisa goi el goi kherev, v’lo yilm’du od milkhamah: V’nomar amen.

Our Divine Guardian, Rock and Redeemer of Israel, bless the State of Israel, the beginning of our redemption. Shield it beneath the wings of Your steadfast love and spread over it the shelter of Your peace. May a spark of Your spirit inspire the actions of its President, Prime Minister, officials, judges and advisors that they may follow the path of righteousness, liberty and freedom. Strengthen the hands of those who build and protect our Holy Land and grant them salvation and life. Grant peace to this land and everlasting joy to its inhabitants.

Be near to all the people of Israel throughout the lands of their dispersion. Plant within their hearts the love of Zion, and may those of our people who are so inspired come to Jerusalem, Your city, which bears Your name. Spread Your spirit over all the inhabitants of our land. Uproot hatred, jealousy and evil; plant in our heart love and brotherhood, peace and friendship. And speedily fulfill the version of Your prophet: Nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn more any more.

Lo yisa goi el goi cherev, vi-lo yilmidu od milchamah.

And let us say: Amen

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One Response

  1. Words fail me when encountering such surprising savage attack. Not even in our sacred land
    we are free to be without pogroms. May H’ give the State of Israel and its defenders strength to
    regain peace in a short time.

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