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A Prayer for the People of God of the Tree of Life Synagogue – Deborah Beach Giordano

October 27, 2018

A Prayer for the People of God of the Tree of Life Synagogue

I will give thanks to the One,

the Eternal,

with my whole heart;

I will tell of Your wonderful deeds.

I will be glad

and rejoice in You;

I will celebrate and praise

Your great Name

even now.

Especially now

when an enemy has struck

and the righteous —

Your people —

collapsed and fell,

while singing their praises

to You

their memories

a blessing

eternal.

I will celebrate and praise

Your great name,

for You hear

the cries of the afflicted,

You avenge

the deeds of the wicked;

Your Presence

is sure and steady,

Your people shall

grow ever stronger,

Your praise

shall not be silenced

even now.

Especially now

when I suffer

from those who hate me;

You, O Merciful,

are the One who lifts me up

from the gaze of death,

turning my eyes

to the gates of Zion

where we rejoice

in Your promised deliverance

even now.

The wicked have sunk

into the pit they have dug;

they are caught in the snare

of their own devising;

the Holy, the Eternal,

has been revealed:

the just Judge

and steadfast Protector

whom we faithfully praise

even now.

Especially now,

when we grieve

at the evils committed by mortal hands;

do not let our sorrows prevail,

as You remember us,

do not let us forget

Your great deeds

and great love;

and

trusting in You,

I will give thanks to the One,

the Eternal,

with my whole heart;

I will tell of Your wonderful deeds.

I will be glad

and rejoice in You;

I will celebrate and praise

Your great Name

even now,

Especially now.

Amen.

Deborah Beach Giordano

October 27, 2018

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