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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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Published: March 31, 2003

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Visitor Comments: 139

(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!

(126) meshulem, July 29, 2014 4:47 AM



(125) Claudia, July 28, 2014 12:08 AM

Support from the USA

I am a Christian, however I am praying for Israel! Many believe as I do- knowing that Israel is God's chosen people. My heart is with you from across the sea. Love from the US.

(124) Randall, July 27, 2014 6:40 PM


My prayers join with yours Israel, and my $upport too!

(123) Linda Levy, July 27, 2014 2:19 AM

G-d Bless Israel

G-d Bless Israel & Our Soldiers

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