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§268 A prayer

January 5, 2009

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.

Source: The sidur “Da lifney mi ata omed”, nusach ashkenaz, published by Koren, 2004
Source of translation to English: http://www.aish.com/spirituality/prayer/Prayer_for_Israeli_Soldiers.asp

I tried to find a similar prayer for the civilians in Gaza too, but couldn’t. Not even a muslim prayer. Nothing. The only thing I found when searching “prayer for palestinians” and “prayer for palestine” were things condemning Israel for defending itself, or it was in arabic without translation so I couldn’t know. Nothing simple about keeping the civilians from harm, only hate propaganda, and calls for Israel to end the “occupation”. Sad indeed.

I tried to be balanced here.

5 comments

  1. Hello,

    If you’re looking for Muslim prayers you need to search for the word “Dua”. It means supplication (to God) and is the word used by most Muslims regardless of their native language.

    This is a link for a dua which is recited in Arabic, but there is a translation for it in the infobox.


  2. Thanks, man, but that was not what I was looking for. I was looking for any prayer (of any religion) for the civilians in Gaza that doesn’t condemn Israel. Seems impossible to find.

    I guess I’ll just have to pray myself…


  3. Ah.. well here you go🙂

    http://www.christianaid.org.uk/emergencies/current/gaza-crisis/prayer-for-gaza-crisis.aspx

    I think in this round of atrocities, people are being more specific and praying for Gaza.. not Palestine.

    Let’s all, regardless of faith, pray that it ends soon.


  4. You won’t find a prayer that “doesn’t condemn the Rothschild’s State” cause even the dimmest Goysihe are beginning to see through Judaic evil. Jews are the spawn of the Devil. Go back to your Father in Hell.


  5. Aw, you’ve exposed us. How did you know that there’s a secret jewish gene that makes every single jew evil altogether, from the oldest pensioner to the newborn baby.
    We don’t really need Israel, since we already rule the world. We just made it up so we could use palestinian children’s blood in our passover service, because we got tired of using christian children’s blood. We even have all kinds of excuses to go into Gaza just for fun and shoot all around us, targeting women and children as much as we can.
    Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to get back to my evil jewish capitalistic world domination plans.



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