To The Forces of Kindness and Mercy, wherever you may be: 

Please pour out your blessing on this land,
our citizens and elected officials, 
in whose hands we’ve entrusted with the public good. 

Enlighten us all with the rules of justice, 
so that peace, tranquillity, happiness and freedom 
stretch throughout our land. 

Please bestow the spirit of humanity amongst all of us, 
and plant love, fellowship, and friendship 
between the different communities and faiths that dwell here. 

Uproot from our hearts all hate, animosity, jealousy and strife,
in order to fulfil the longings of all our nation’s inhabitants, 
who aspire for dignity. 

And so may our land be a blessing for all who live on earth, 
and that fellowship, mercy and liberty will dwell between us all. 

Establish the vision that 
“Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, 
neither shall they learn war anymore.”


Type of Custom: Prayers for Healing & Peace

Holiday/Event: High Holidays

Source: Adapted from Rabbi Louis Ginsburg, 1927