Hashkiveinu Adonai Eloheinu l’shalom
Lay them down tonight in peace, all the children at the borders of our land
V’ha’amideinu malkeinu l’hayyim
Lay us down tonight with conscience, that we might rise again to ensure the life of those in our care.
V’takneinu b’eitzah tovah milfanekha
Help us to repair our broken systems, and guide us with Your solutions grounded in goodness
V’hoshi’enu l’ma’an sh’mekha
Save us from ourselves, for the sake of your holy Name, for the sake of eternal compassion
Shield the children.
V’haseir mei’aleinu oyeiv, dever, v’herev, v’ra’av, v’yagon,
V’haseir satan milfaneinu, u’mei’akhareinu
And remove from our hearts our inner enemies,
the sword of apathy, the famine of feeling, the paralysis of despair
U’v’tzeil k’nafekha tastireinu
Let us shelter them under Your protecting Love.
Ki EL shomreinu u’matzileinu Atah
For You have taught us to protect and to rescue
Ki EL Melekh Hanun v’Rakhum Atah
To be Masters of Grace and Compassion
U’sh’mor tzeiteinu u’vo’einu l’hayyim u’l’shalom
Let us ever protect those fleeing violence and arriving at our shores
as we create a safe, life giving and peaceful haven
Ufros aleinu sukkat sh’lomekha
For then will Your Sukkah of peace be established in us.
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