Friday, February 2, 2018
How I wish everyone in our country could read the following!
It is my pleasure and honor to lead the reading of the following prayer at the Bat Mitzvah service of "granddaughter" Sadie Foer tomorrow. I feel it magnificently represents the prayer of all of us at this most critical time for our country. Yet knowing the commitment of Sadie – and thousands of other young people I have known in my lifetime – I have every confidence that with their leadership and values our nation will endure with values and morals in tact.
Please join me in reading this telling and timely
Prayer for our Country
Our God and God of our ancestors with mercy accept our prayer on behalf of our country and its government.
Pour out your blessed upon this land, upon its inhabitants upon its leaders, its judges, officers, and officials who faithfully devote themselves to the needs of the public.
Help them understand the rules of justice you have decreed so that peace and security, happiness and freedom, will never depart from our land.
Ad-don-i – God, whose spirit is in all creatures, we pray that your spirit be awakened within all the inhabitants of our land. Uproot from our hearts hatred and malice, jealousy and strife. Plant love and companionship, peace and friendship among the many peoples and faiths who dwell in our nation. Grant us the knowledge to judge justly, the wisdom to act with compassion, and the understanding and courage to root out poverty from our land.
May it be your will that our land be a blessing to all who dwell on earth, and may you cause all people to dwell in friendship and freedom. Speedily fulfill the vision of your prophets: "Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore."
“For all of them, from the least of them to the greatest, shall know me.”
And let us say.............Amen
*Spelling adjusted for pronunciation sake.