April 04, 2003


AMEN: A terrific Jewish prayer for Coalition Troops:

Almighty God on High, omnipotent King, look down from Your Sanctified Abode, and bless the valiant soldiers of the Coalition Forces who risk their lives to protect the welfare of all Your creation.

Benevolent God, be their shelter and fortress, and to not allow them to falter. May harmony dwell in their ranks, victory in their battalion. Fill their hearts with faith and courage to thwart the evil schemes of our enemies and to abolish every rule of evil.

Protect them on land, in the air and in the sea, and destroy their adversaries. Guide them in peace, lead them toward peace, and return them speedily to their families alive and unharmed.

Grant us true peace in fulfillment of the prophecy: "Nation shall not lift up sword against another nation, nor shall they learn war any more."

Let all the inhabitants of the world know that Dominion is Yours, and Your name inspires awe upon all that You have created. May this be Your will, and let us say, Amen.

Amen. The Hebrew is also on the website linked above, albeit in tiny lettering. If someone who has more time than I do can create a larger version of the Hebrew, or an accurate transliteration, let me know.

(I'm not observant enough to wait until Shabbat is over to post this, but as you can see, I am in the Amen corner.)

Posted by John Tabin at April 4, 2003 09:54 PM