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Prayer for the United States of America on Thanksgiving Day, by Rabbi David Einhorn (26 November 1863)

https://opensiddur.org/?p=45999 Prayer for the United States of America on Thanksgiving Day, by Rabbi David Einhorn (26 November 1863) 2022-08-05 05:11:18 This prayer by Rabbi David Einhorn was offered at the conclusion of his "Sermon delivered on Thanksgiving Day, November 26th, 1863," (page 13). Text the Open Siddur Project Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Aharon N. Varady (transcription) David Einhorn https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ Aharon N. Varady (transcription) https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ War United States of America 19th century C.E. 57th century A.M. English vernacular prayer Slaveholders' Rebellion (1861-1865)
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Bless, Lord! our country,
protect and guard it
against enemies
from within and without,
and grant that it may emerge
from this bloody conflict
regenerated and purified. —
Invest our people
with strength and fortitude,
and open Thou the eyes
of its wayward children,
who have banished themselves
from a flourishing Eden,
that they may return.
Grant us soon the longed for peace,
a peace worthy of the precious blood
that has already flown,
worthy of the broken hearts
of thousands of fathers and mothers,
worthy of the hot tears shed
by many a widow and orphan.
Pour Thou, Lord!
a healing balm
into the deep wounds
of the bereaved families
of our heroes slain in battle,
and comfort them
with the consoling thought
that the heavy sacrifices they have offered
on the altar of their country,
are also offered
on the common altar of all mankind.
Bless the President and his counsellors.
Endow them with strength and with wisdom
that they may accomplish the great work
Thou hast given them to do. —
Bless Israel —
imbue it with a spirit of devotion
and thankfulness towards this land,
the first that broke the chains
its children wore for centuries,
where they can say:
“With my staff I have passed over the sea,
and now I have become two bands.” (Genesis 32:11)
Bless this congregation,
bless all mankind, with the threefold benediction —
“The Lord bless thee,” &c, &c. (Numbers 6:24-26)

This prayer by Rabbi David Einhorn was offered at the conclusion of his “Sermon delivered on Thanksgiving Day, November 26th, 1863,” (page 13).

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