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אחרי הסערה | Prayer in the Wake of the Flood by Rabbi Shai Held (2004)

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  • From Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles:

    A Prayer in Response to Hurricane Sandy

    By Rabbi Ari Lucas

    Dear God of All Space and Time,

    You commanded that we dwell in sukkot to understand the fragility of our homes.

    We ask that You spread Your sukkat shalom – your sheltering peace over those affected by the storm.

    We read in Your Torah about the storm you brought in the time of Noah – a corrective for an earth that had become saturated with anger

    We ask that You remain true to Your covenant and restore order to nature.

    We call you Mashiv ha-ruah u’Morid hagashem – the One who causes the wind to blow and the rain to fall.

    We ask that do so livrakhah v’lo li’klalah – for a blessing, not for a curse.

    Strengthen the hands of those who seek to do Your will on this earth. Give them courage to heal the wounded and bring relief to those who are in need.

    In this time of uncertainty, we ask for Your blessing, protection, and our perpetual prayer for peace for us and all those who are feeling vulnerable at this time.

    Amen.

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