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We call out to You
in a moment of deep distress,
an eruption of violence and hatred
in the heart of our nation.
Send Your Spirit among us,
sheltering our sisters and brothers,
police and law enforcement
from all harm.
Place in our hearts
a commitment to remember
the horror of today’s assault
on our government.
bless the United States of America
and with peace.
A prayer for America on the day upon which right-wing militias carried out a failed insurrection upon the representative democratic institution of the United States Congress at the behest of then “president” Donald Trump, his enablers and allies on 6 January 2021. This prayer was first published by Rabbi Menachem Creditor on his Facebook page and shared via the Open Siddur Project discussion group on Facebook. –Aharon Varady
“A Prayer for the United States of America Right Now, by Rabbi Menachem Creditor (2021)” is shared by the living contributor(s) with a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International copyleft license.
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