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[Children’s] Prayer for Ḥanukkah, by Lilian Helen Montagu (5 December 1942)

https://opensiddur.org/?p=46388 [Children's] Prayer for Ḥanukkah, by Lilian Helen Montagu (5 December 1942) 2022-08-26 14:56:21 This "Prayer for Chanukah" (5 December 1942) by the Hon. Lily H. Montagu (1873-1963) from the archives of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, London, was published in, <em>Lily Montagu: Sermons, Addresses, Letters, and Prayers</em> (ed. Ellen M. Umansky, 1985), p. 352-353. Text the Open Siddur Project Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Lilian Helen Montagu https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ Aharon N. Varady (transcription) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ Ḥanukkah 20th century C.E. 58th century A.M. British Jewry children's prayers English vernacular prayer World War Ⅱ the Holocaust
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Our Father,
 
On this festival,
we remember with gratitude
the heroes of the past,
and we give thanks also
for the brave men and women of today.
Our Father,
do Thou let us also serve Thee
according to the measure of our strength.
We would try to keep pure and holy
the faith for which our fathers struggled and suffered,
and through which they triumphed.
We know that in some lands
people are made to suffer terribly,
and even little children are not allowed to be happy.
Show us how when we are old enough,
we may be of some little use
in making the world
a little more loving and more just.
Let us begin at once
to prepare by being gentler and kinder
to everybody we meet.
It is sometimes difficult, O Lord,
to fight against wrongdoing,
to speak the whole truth,
to be industrious and earnest in our work,
and unselfish and good tempered in our play.
Again and again, we try,
and again and again we make mistakes.
Help us to be faithful, loving and forgiving,
and to do what is right
even when the right path
seems for the moment
difficult and uncomfortable.
Give us courage, O Lord,
to bear sickness, sorrow and pain
whenever they may come to us,
courage to try faithfully and hopefully
to seek peace and joy
for those who are unhappy,
to remember Thee at all times,
and to call upon Thy name.
Amen.

This “Prayer for Chanukah” (5 December 1942) by the Hon. Lily H. Montagu (1873-1963) from the archives of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, London, was published in, Lily Montagu: Sermons, Addresses, Letters, and Prayers (ed. Ellen M. Umansky, 1985), p. 352-353.

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Lily Montagu, sermons, addresses, letters, and prayers – Religious Leader – p. 352

Lily Montagu, sermons, addresses, letters, and prayers – Religious Leader – p. 353

 

 

 

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