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A Prayer for the Leadership of Israel

israeli flag with sunlight from a sunset streaming through with gray clouds around
Gd of Israel, who has seen us through the desert and war,
We beseech you once more, as change has again arrived.
 
We ask that You bless our leaders
With both strength and compassion.
Embracing their neshamah
Steadying their hands and work,
Allowing them to lead Eretz Yisrael capably
Into a new and brighter future.
 
Maker of All, who shows us the path of righteousness,
Stretch out Your mighty arms and guide them
Elevate them beyond discontent and troubles,
Raise them high above the pettiness of stubbornness,
Allow them to work together in unison,
And as one, to guide Jew and Arab to new common ground.
 
Show these leaders grace, that they might be gracious,
Show these shepherds kindness, that they might be kind,
Teach those elected understanding, caring, and love,
That they might grow into the kind of leaders who bring about peace.
 
Gd of our forebears;
Abraham, Issac, and Jacob,
Grant us, and all peoples, unity and safety.
Help us to find security from want and need,
And bring us together to be as a Light unto the Nations.
Allow us to embrace one another as brother and sister,
Uniting in concert for our common good,
And for the good of all.
 
Amen

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