Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Pray For Our Kidnapped Boys

Following Olehchadasha's example, who is calling for a prayer chain via our blogs, I am putting an English translation of a Psalm here. Those of us who try to say a few chapters of Psalms a day say a prayer afterwards, which includes the following:

"...When Hashem returns the captivity of His nation, Jacob will exult, Israel will rejoice. ..the salvation of the righteous is from Hashem, their might in times of distress. Hashem helped them and caused them to escape, He will cause them to escape from the wicked and He will save them, for they took refuge in Him..."

(G-d willing this will happen here too.)

Psalm 46 (translation from Artscroll Tehillim)

For the Conductor, by the sons of Korach, on the Alamos, a song. G-d is for us a refuge and strength, a help in distress, very accessible. Therefore, we shall not be afraid when the earth is transformed, and at mountains' collapse in the heart of the seas; when its waters rage and are muddied, mountains quake in His majesty, Selah. A river - its streams will gladden the City of G-d, the most sacred of the dwellings of the Most High. G-d is in its midst, it shall not falter, G-d will help it towards morning. Nations are in turmoil, kingdoms totter; He has raised His voice, the earth dissolves. Hashem, Master of Legions, is with us, a stronghold for us is the G-d of Jacob, Selah. Go and see the works of Hashem, Who has wrought devastation in the land. He makes cessation of wars to the end of the earth; the bow will He break, and cut the spear, chariots He will burn in fire. Desist! And know that I am G-d; I shall be exalted among the nations, I shall be exalted upon the earth. Hashem Master of Legions is with us, a stronghold for us is the G-d of Jacob, Selah.

12 Comments:

Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

It's so beautiful. Every-one that has participated has posted such wonderfully moving prayers. I am just so moved to tears and also feeling empowered. "Gam Zeh Ya'avor." G-d will take care of us. I have to have faith in Him. He will carry us home. Thank you so much.
-OC

1:21 PM, June 28, 2006  
Blogger Regina Clare Jane said...

Thanks for this, westbankmama... will do.

1:24 PM, June 28, 2006  
Blogger Harry said...

As an American Jew, I wasn't sure about the "disengagement" plan. Looking at the current situation I think it's been a dangerous failure. I hope that Olmert and his associates realize this and abandon his plans to remove you and your family from your homes.

3:30 PM, June 28, 2006  
Anonymous Jeremayakvoka said...

Hadn't seriously considered any of this as the news stories appeared. I read that Palis boasted they sent a chemical weapon on one of those rockets they fired recently. It's a time for weapons and retribution. That psalms could have a place too isn't just novel, it's a revelation.

(Good recent posts, apologies for not being around when you first put them up.)

5:23 AM, June 29, 2006  
Blogger Mad Zionist said...

Westbank Mama,

The vermin executed the hostage Asheri, and have now abducted a 3rd. It doesn't look good at all right now. Time for another Olmert "good will gesture" to the moslems, perhaps?

6:50 AM, June 29, 2006  
Blogger westbankmama said...

olah - prayer is always a comfort

regina - thank you

jeremayakovka - even the non-religious IDF soldiers pray before starting an operation. There were some pictures on Haaretz two days ago

mad zionist - yes, I heard the sad news.

7:43 PM, June 29, 2006  
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