All one has to do is turn on the TV and we can see the horrors of this world. Our government officials hold no respect for one another, and wonder why, We The People, do not have more respect for them. They are acting like a bunch of toddlers in a play pen fighting over a toy. We are NOT their toys to play with. Their actions affect all of us as a nation, and even beyond our borders. I ask you to join me and Israel in praying this prayer over our nation and the nation of Israel. This prayer is the Shemoneh Esrei. It is said in Israel three times a day. Here is what Chabad says about it:
The centerpiece of the three daily weekday prayers, wherein we beseech G-d for all our personal and communal needs.
This prayer is not just for Israel, but for all nations. Please, join me now in praying this prayer over our nation so that God may have mercy on us and restore blessings to us. In Genesis 12: 2-3 God promises Abraham:
“And I will make you a great nation,
And I will bless you,
and make your name great;
And so you shall be a blessing;
And I will bless those who bless you,
And the one who curses you
I will curse.
And in you all the families of
the earth will be blessed.”
Let us now cling to this promise to Abraham, join together in unified prayer, and may God have mercy upon this nation, the nation of Israel, and every nation that stands with her.