Our God and God of our ancestors, we ask Your blessings upon our country, and upon the leaders of our nation and of our communities. 

Inspire all who lead and serve to conduct their affairs honorably. May peace and security, happiness and prosperity, right and freedom abide among us. 

Unite the inhabitants of our country, of all backgrounds and creeds so that we may banish hatred and bigotry, safeguard our noblest ideals, and pressure those institutions which nurture liberty. 

May this land under Your Providence be an influence for good throughout the world, helping to unite all peoples in peace and freedom, and bringing closer to fulfillment the visions of Your prophets:

“Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. “

“For the work of righteousness shall be peace, and the effect of righteousness calm and confidence forever. “


Louis Ginsberg (adapted)