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שׁוֹמֵעַ תְּפִלַּת כָּל־פֶּה
Sovereign of the Universe
Who hearkens to our prayers.
We stand before You in solidarity
with all who are enduring the darkness of human conflict in Ukraine.
May You protect all innocent men, women and children
at this moment of great peril for them,
for Europe and the world.
Bring fortitude to the vulnerable,
resilience to the insecure
and strength to those who live in fear.
Incline the hearts of national leaders towards peace and reconciliation
and bless them with the wisdom, vision and perseverance needed
to end this war and restore peace to the region.
strengthen the hands of those who pursue peace, not war.
Bring harmony where there is hostility;
relief where there is pain and hope where there is despair.
עוֹשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם בִּמְרוֹמָיו
הוּא יַעֲשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם עַל כָּל יוֺשְׁבֵי תֵבֶל
May He who makes peace in high places
Make peace for all on earth.
וְכֵן יְהִי רָצוֹן
May this be your will
And let us say Amen.
“Prayer for the People of Ukraine” was written by the chief rabbi of the United Kingdom, Ephraim Mirvis, and shared via the Twitter account of the Office of the Chief Rabbi. A video message was also shared via Facebook.
“Almighty God, strengthen the hands of those who pursue peace, not war.”
The Chief Rabbi has composed a brief prayer for the people of Ukraine which has been distributed to synagogues around the country. pic.twitter.com/nQs6mdH8sR
— Chief Rabbi Sir Ephraim Mirvis (@chiefrabbi) February 24, 2022
“Prayer for the People of Ukraine, by Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis (Office of the Chief Rabbi of the UK & the Commonwealth, 2022)” is shared through the Open Siddur Project with a Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication 1.0 Universal license.
Works of related interest:
תפילה לשלום העם האוקראינה | Prayer for the Welfare of Ukraine and the Ukrainian People (Masorti Movement in Israel 2022)
לזכרם של ההרוגים במלחמה באדמות אוקראינה | Молитва в пам’ять про загиблих у війні на землях України | Yizkor for those killed in the war in Ukraine, by Miriam Klimova