Tefilah L’medinat Yisrael: Prayer for the State of Israel
by Kol Haneshamah – Shabbat Vehagim
Rock and Champion of Israel, please bless the State of Israel, first fruit of the flourishing of the fruit of our redemption. Guard it in the abundance of your love. Spread over it the shelter of your peace. Send forth your light and truth to those who lead and judge it, and to those who hold elective office. Establish in them, through your presence, wise counsel, that they might walk in the way of justice, freedom and integrity. Strengthen the hands of those who guard our holy land. Let them inherit salvation and life. And give peace to the land, and perpetual joy to its inhabitants. Appoint for a blessing all our kindred of the house of Israel in all the lands of their dispersion. Plant in their hearts a love of Zion. And for all our people everywhere, may God be with them, and may they have the opportunity to go up to the land. Cause your spirit's influence to emanate upon all dwellers of our holy land. Remove from their midst hatred and enmity, jealousy and wickedness. Plant in their hearts love and kinship, peace and friendship. And soon fulfill the vision of your prophet Nathan: "Nation shall not lift up sword against nation. Let them no longer learn ways of war."
And let us say: Amen.
Tzur Yisrael v’goalo barekh na et medinat Yisrael reyshit tz’mihat g’ulateynu. Hagen aleiha b’rov hasdekha u’fros aleiha sukkat shlomekha sh’lakh orkha va’amiteykha l’rasheha l’shofteha ul’nivhareha v’taknem b’eitzah tovah mil’fanekha l’ma’an yeilkhu b’derekh ha’tzedek ha’hofesh v’hayosher: hazek y’dey m’givney eretz kodsheynu v’hanhilem y’shuah v’haim v’natatah shalom ba’aretz v’simhat olam l’yosveyha: p’kod nah livrakha et aheynu beit Yisrael b’khol artzot p’zureyhem ta b’libam ahavat tzion u’mi vahem mikol ameynu y’hi elohav imo v’ya’al: ha’atzel meruhakha al kol yoshvey eretz kodsheynu haser mi’kirbam sinah v’eyvah kinah v’risut v’ta b’libam ahavah v’ahavah shalom v’reyut v’kayem bimheyrah hazon n’vi’eikha: lo yisah goy el goy herev v’lo yilm’du od milhamah v’nomar: amen.