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Prayer for Israeli Soldiers

Prayer for Israeli Soldiers

Invoking God's protection for the members of the Israel Defense Forces.


He Who blessed our forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob -- may He bless the fighters of the Israel Defense Forces, who stand guard over our land and the cities of our God, from the border of the Lebanon to the desert of Egypt, and from the Great Sea unto the approach of the Aravah, on the land, in the air, and on the sea.

May the Almighty cause the enemies who rise up against us to be struck down before them. May the Holy One, Blessed is He, preserve and rescue our fighters from every trouble and distress and from every plague and illness, and may He send blessing and success in their every endeavor.

May He lead our enemies under our soldiers’ sway and may He grant them salvation and crown them with victory. And may there be fulfilled for them the verse: For it is the Lord your God, Who goes with you to battle your enemies for you to save you.

Now let us respond: Amen.


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March 31, 2003

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Visitor Comments: 143

(130) Anonymous, March 9, 2016 6:53 PM


HI, does anyone know how I can get the transliterated version of this prayer?

(129) Pia, August 10, 2014 4:20 AM

Praying for God's protection on all IDF & Israel - Always and Forever

(128) Jeff Sharron, August 4, 2014 3:46 PM

Thank God for the brave soldiers of the IDF

May God lift the hearts and spirits of the brave and peace loving people of the state of Israel in these trying times. Thank God for the restraint showed by Israel's leaders and for their fortitude to make the hard choices when the enemy left them without any alternatives. Know that the blood of the innocents on both sides is on the hands of the enemy and not on those who are charged with defending their homeland. Know that much of what you hear from the American media criticizing Israel falls upon deaf ears and will never, ever shake the confidence of those that believe that the current actions are just and warranted. Peace and Love to God's chosen people. You will prevail in every way.

(127) Mary White, July 31, 2014 2:23 AM

I have an IDF soldier Omer, son of Ditza. In his honor I have donated to the MDA and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. I pray for Omer and Israel every day and on the Sabbath I light a candle for him. Israel Strong!

RonniePleet, August 1, 2014 3:40 PM

Praying for safe return

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