The Chief Rabbi has released a prayer to be recited this Shabbat in Jewish communities after the prayer for the welfare of the State of Israel, in light of the wave of violent attacks across Israel, writes Jack Mendel.
You can read the prayer in Hebrew here, and in English below:
Our Father in Heaven,
Rock and Redeemer of Israel,
We come before You in prayer and supplicati4on, at a time when people in Israel going about their daily activities and travels have been victims of senseless and brutal terrorist attacks.
We remember the dead and pray for their souls. We pray for the recovery of the injured.
May You bring tranquillity to Your holy land so that all will live securely with no one to bring terror into their lives. Spread over the inhabitants of Your land the tabernacle of Your peace, as it is written:
“I will grant peace in the land, You will lie down and none shall make you afraid . . . And the sword will not pass through your land.”
May You, Almighty God, bless us with a true, just and lasting peace for the entire region.
“Provide joy for the land and elation for the City of Jerusalem.”
“May He who makes peace in high places, bring peace for us and for all the people of Israel.”