For Aleppo and Syria

G-d of All,
Protector and Redeemer,
Watch over the people of Syria
As they endure a prolonged and brutal civil war.
May a world of justice, righteousness and mercy
Come decisively to their aid.
Grant physical and emotional safety to
Citizens and residents,
And all who dwell there,
During this time of struggle and strife.

Grant deliverance to the residents of Aleppo,
The children and the beleaguered,
Torn apart by unrelenting bombardment,
Surrounded by violence,
Enduring as food and electricity run low.
Let relief reach them quickly.
Bless all of the Syrian refugees
With safety and security. 
End this campaign of terror
And set the people of Syria on the course
To a peaceful and prosperous future.
Grant them new leaders with courage and wisdom,
Rebuilding the land,
Creating a haven of justice and freedom for all. 
Source and Shelter,
Grant peace to all nations,
So that truth and harmony resound
From the four corners of the earth. 
Blessed are You, G-d of All,
Forging nations and peoples
In the crucible of history. 
© 2016 Alden Solovy and All rights reserved.
Photo: © Maysun/EPA/The Guardian.

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