A beautiful prayer for soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces

by Leah Rosenberg

Israeli soldiers in the IDF are constantly putting their lives on the line to fight against terrorism. What can we do? Say a prayer for soldiers.

Prayer for Soldiers

Sometimes, people wonder how they can help Israel and Israeli soldiers. There are many ways. Food packages, letters, fighting for Israel’s good name across the world, and more. Everyone connects to different things. Saying a prayer for soldiers in Israel is another way to help from near and far. God wants to hear us pray. We can ask Him to keep our soldiers safe either in our own words or in a set text. There is a special prayer known as the “Mi she’beirach” for the IDF soldiers.

Mi she’beirach for the IDF soldiers

Here is the text in English (Courtesy of OU.org):

May he who blessed our ancestors, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, bless the soldiers of the Israel Defense forces and the security personnel who stand guard over our country and the cities of our God, from the Lebanese border to the Egyptian wilderness and from the Mediterranean Sea to the edges of the desert – or wherever they might be – on land, in the air or at sea.

(It continues…) May God cause our enemies who attack us to suffer defeat at the hands of our troops. May the Holy One, may He be blessed, shield and protect them from any adversity or anguish, any ordeal or suffering, and send blessing and success to everything they do. May He bring those who hate us under their sway, and glorify our forces with the crown of salvation and the mantle of victory, so that the verse: ‘The Lord your God marches with you to do battle for you against your enemies and to save you,’ will be fulfilled through them; and let us say, Amen.

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