PRAYER FOR THE WELFARE OF
THE STATE OF ISRAEL
by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel
Our Father Who are in Heaven, Protector and Redeemer of Israel, bless Thou the State of Israel
which marks the dawn of our deliverance.  Shield it beneath the wings of Thy love; 
Spread over it Thy canopy of peace; send Thy light and Thy truth to its leaders, officers, and
counselors, and direct them with Thy good counsel.

O G-d, strengthen the defenders of our Holy Land; grant them salvation and crown them with
victory.  Establish peace in the land, and everlasting joy for its inhabitants.

Remember our brethren, the whole house of Israel, in all the lands of their dispersion.  Speedily
let them walk upright to Zion, the city, to Jerusalem Thy dwelling-place, as it is written in the
Torah of Thy servant Moses:  "Even if you are dispersed in the uttermost parts of the world, from
there the L-rd your G-d will gather and fetch you.  The L-rd your G-d will bring you into the land
which your fathers possessed, and you shall possess it."

Unite our heart to love and revere Thy Name, and to observe all the precepts of Thy Torah.
Shine forth in Thy glorious majesty over all the inhabitants of Thy world.  Let everything that
breathes proclaim:  The L-rd G-d of Israel is King;  His majesty rules over all."  Amen.
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