Prayers to Say for the Three Missing Yeshiva Students
Prayers to Say for the Three Missing Yeshiva Students

May He who blessed our fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Aharon, David and Solomon, defend and protect the abducted youths:

Ya’akov Naftali ben Rachel-Devorah, Gilad Michael ben Bat-Galim, Ayal ben Iris-Teshora

And quickly return them to their homes, healthy and whole in body and soul.
Please G-d, be with the soldiers. Protect them. Defend them. Give them wisdom, understanding and knowledge. Lead them to find the path straight to the terrorists and destroy them. Be true to your words: “I will pursue my enemies and overtake them and I will not return until they are destroyed”. And may they have the merit of returning the abducted youths to their homes healthy and whole. Amen and amen.

The Israeli Chief Rabbis and leading Religious Zionist and Hareidi rabbis have asked that the following chapters from the book of Psalms be added to prayers.

Arutz Sheva brings you the psalms in English translation.

Psalm 83

1 A Song, a Psalm of Asaph.
2 O God, keep not Thou silence; hold not Thy peace, and be not still, O God.
3 For, lo, Thine enemies are in an uproar; and they that hate Thee have lifted up the head.
4 They hold crafty converse against Thy people, and take counsel against Thy treasured ones.
5 They have said: 'Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.'
6 For they have consulted together with one consent; against Thee do they make a covenant;
7 The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites; Moab, and the Hagrites;
8 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
9 Assyria also is joined with them; they have been an arm to the children of Lot. Selah
10 Do Thou unto them as unto Midian; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook Kishon;
11 Who were destroyed at En-dor; they became as dung for the earth.
12 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb, and like Zebah and Zalmunna all their princes;
13 Who said: 'Let us take to ourselves in possession the habitations of God.'
14 O my God, make them like the whirling dust; as stubble before the wind.
15 As the fire that burneth the forest, and as the flame that setteth the mountains ablaze;
16 So pursue them with Thy tempest, and affright them with Thy storm.
17 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek Thy name, O LORD.
18 Let them be ashamed and affrighted for ever; yea, let them be abashed and perish;
19 That they may know that it is Thou alone whose name is the LORD, 
the Most High over all the earth. 

Psalm 130

1 A Song of Ascents.
Out of the depths have I called Thee, O LORD.
2 Lord, hearken unto my voice; 
let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.
3 If Thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?
4 For with Thee there is forgiveness, that Thou mayest be feared.
5 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in His word do I hope.
6 My soul waiteth for the Lord, more than watchmen for the morning; yea, more than watchmen for the morning.
7 O Israel, hope in the LORD; for with the LORD there is mercy, and with Him is plenteous redemption.
8 And He will redeem Israel from all his iniquities. {P}

Psalm 142

1 Maschil of David, when he was in the cave; a Prayer.                                                                                                                                          

2 With my voice I cry unto the LORD; with my voice I make supplication unto the LORD.

3 I pour out my complaint before Him, I declare before Him my trouble;

4 When my spirit fainteth within me--Thou knowest my path--  in the way wherein I walk have they hidden a snare for me.

5 Look on my right hand, and see, for there is no man that knoweth me; I have no way to flee; no man careth for my soul.

6 I have cried unto Thee, O LORD; I have said: 'Thou art my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.'

7 Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low; deliver me from my persecutors; for they are too strong for me.

8 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may give thanks unto Thy name;  the righteous shall crown themselves because of me; for Thou wilt deal bountifully with me.