Thursday, 20 July 2017

A New Prayer for the IDF

A new prayer for the Israel Defense Forces has been approved. 

The prayer is basically the same, except that it includes the addition of the police and security forces who stand guard each day and night in our cities and towns. 

I for one am very happy to include these faithful men and women who I see daily, doing their job to protect us from harm. Just one year ago I was witness to their bravery when a terrorist attempted to carry out an attack on the light rail in central Jerusalem. You can see the pictures and read the story HERE. The young men on security duty insured that the only ones exposed to danger were themselves~truly awe inspiring to see how fast they secured the situation.

I do not have a copy of the prayer in Hebrew, but here is the English version. I keep this with me at all times and have a blown up copy in my house. May Gd Bless all the precious men and women who make life possible for us.

Prayer for The Israel Defense Forces 

He Who blessed our forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob~may He bless the fighters of the Israel Defense Forces, the officers of the Israel Police, and those who serve in Israeli security forces, who stand guard over our land and the cities of our God, from the border of the Lebanon to the desert of Egypt, and from the Great Sea unto the approach of the Aravah, on the land, in the air, and on the sea.

May the Almighty cause the enemies who rise up against us to be struck down before them. May the Holy One, Blessed is He, preserve and rescue our fighters from every trouble and distress and from every plague and illness, and may He send blessing and success in their every endeavor.

May He lead our enemies under our soldiers’ sway and may He grant them salvation and crown them with victory. And may there be fulfilled for them the verse: For it is the Lord your God, Who goes with you to battle your enemies for you to save you. And let us say, Amen.

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