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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: 129

(119) Jacob, July 23, 2014 12:37 AM

Unity, determination & Emuna

Hashem, help us in these difficult hours. Bring back our soldiers safely, and let our opponents have mercy on their own offspring.

(118) pkipnis, July 22, 2014 11:07 PM

May they all come home safely

Please recite this prayer when you go to bed and when you rise up. When you sit down to eat and when you finish your meal. OUR cousins,sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers are fighting an enemy who thinks death is the solution to it's problems. May Ha'shem wrap them in Schenna.. safe from bullets and bombs and bring them home safely to their loved ones.

(117) winnie wright, July 22, 2014 7:45 PM

What can a 75 year old woman in Scotland do. I pray. I fly the star of David and I wear The star of David what else can I do. May G D bless you all. Avalon

(116) Isaac, July 22, 2014 4:00 PM

Decision time for Israel

Israel today is caught between a rock and a hard place--meaning smashing Hamas and mulling over arab civilian casualities in Gaza. There are no two ways about it. The only way Israel is going to win is to launch an all out war against the goons in Gaza. Collateral damage and casualities are inevitable. The more Israrl hesitates, the more Hamas is going to gloat. Prime Minister Netanyahu and his cabinet must not listen to the voices of those in the so called international community to bring about a cease fire in Gaza. The fire must cease only after the IDF annihilates Hamas. May Ha Shem make Hamas bow before Israel. May he make every soldier of the IDF swifter than eagles and stronger than lions.

Caleb, July 23, 2014 12:31 AM

I concur. Complete the Task.

Israel must defeat Hamas down to the last individual. No cease-fire. Unconditional surrender or total destruction. Gaza must be annexed so future generations of Israelis and Palestinians can live together under the protection of Israel.

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