A Prayer for Peace and Strength

Holy One of blessing,

we pray for the soldiers

who are called to defend the people of Israel.

Keep them safe. When they are weary

give them strength.

When they are scared give them courage.

May they find strength and faith in the days ahead.

Holy One of blessing,

we pray for the people of Israel

who long to live under your canopy of peace.

Keep them safe. When they are threatened

protect them from harm.

When they are wounded and bereaved

grant them healing and comfort.

May they find strength and courage in the days ahead.

May our voices carry prayers of hope

that the people of Israel know that they are not alone.

Dear God,

give us strength

and know that there is nothing more sacred than peace.

Grant us dear God,

Faith. Courage. Wisdom.