Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A prayer for the day after...

Our God and God of our ancestors, we invoke Your blessing upon our country,

on the government and leaders of our nation,

and on all who exercise rightful authority in our community.



Instruct them out of Your law,

that they may administer all affairs of state in justice and equity.



May peace and security, happiness and prosperity,

right and freedom forever abide among us.


Unite the inhabitants of our country,

of all backgrounds and creeds, into a bond of true kinship

to banish hatred and bigotry,

and to safeguard our ideals and institutions of freedom.


May this land under Your Providence be an influence for good throughout the world,

uniting all people in peace and freedom, and helping to fulfill the vision of Your prophets:


Nation shall not lift up sword against nation,

Neither shall they learn war any more.”


From The 1960's based project Furniture from Weapons, a shabbat menorah. Not quite a spear or sword, but it certainly gets the point across.

And to my friends in California and Florida- at least G'd knows what is a true marriage!

1 comment:

Kathi said...

Thank you for posting this Prayer Toby. In california it STILL isn't over. this will go down to the last vote I am afraid. But you are so right, at least G_d knows what a true marriage is.