A Prayer for Israel

 

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A Prayer for Israel 
Anat Hoffman
Executive Director of the Israel Religious Action Center
 
My God – Eili – ‫אלי
In this sacred moment, give us hope for Israel and her future. 
Renew our wonder at the miracle of the Jewish State.
In the name of the pioneers who made the deserts bloom –
 give us the tools to cultivate a diversity of Jewish expression in Israel.
In the name of our fallen soldiers – 
give us courage to stand up to the words and ways of zealots…
those in our own midst and those among our neighbors.
In the name of Israeli inventors who have amazed the world with their innovations – 
help us apply the same ingenuity to finding a path to peace.
In the name of all these individuals – 
grant us the strength to conquer doubt and despair in Israel.
Replacing doubt with action.
Replacing despair with hope.
And let us say: Amen.