Monday, April 19, 2010

In Memory

Today is the Day that Israelis remember those who have died in defense of the nation, and those who have been killed by acts of terror.  It is held the day before Independence Day, a day of sorrow before the day of joy.

Prayer for the IDF

He Who blessed our forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob -- may He bless the fighters of the Israel Defense 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.

Now let us respond: Amen.


Holger Awakens said...

G_d Bless the IDF! G_d Bless Israel!

Debbie said...

Prayers for them always!

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Maggie Thornton said...

God Bless these young soldiers.