November 20, 2018

A Moment in Time: A Prayer for our Country

Dear all,

The following was written by members of Temple Akiba.  It is based on liturgy in every siddur (prayer-book), as there have always been prayers for the welfare of the leadership of our country.  As we prepare for the next chapter in our nation's life, may these words embrace the souls of all.


Dear God,

May our leaders value the sanctity of all who dwell on earth. And may they embrace the voices of those who have come here from all corners of the earth. 
Our nation's strength emanates from diverse opinions
and free-flowing ideas. 

Provide wisdom to our leaders and their advisors.
Encourage them to listen to the people
so that our future laws are equitable,
and help them to honor the time-bound established laws of our land.

Inspire them to advance the dignity of all people in this country and around the world.

Guide our leaders to establish and maintain equitable laws, based on mutual respect , human rights,
and environmental considerations.

Oseh shalom bimromav …
Just as there is harmony among the stars,
may we work at this
a moment in time
to have balance here on earth as well.