Praying for the peace of Jerusalem
Praying for the peace of JerusalemL. Lance

While Iran and her cohorts call for the destruction of the only Jewish State on Earth, Israel; as well as eliminating Jews; while Hezbollah tries to test Israel's patience and threatens her with missiles, while the Jenin terrorists attempted to launch an improvised rocket Israel's way and the Gazans do nothing else, Israelis use prayer books and other comparable texts to recite the Israeli Rabbinate's Prayer for Peace and the additional Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem.:

“May we see the day when war and bloodshed cease,”

“When a great peace will embrace the whole world.”

“Then nation will not threaten nation,”

“And the human family will not again know war.”

“For all who live on earth shall realize”

“We have not come into being to hate or to destroy.”

“We have come into being to praise, to labor,and to love.”

“Compassionate God, bless the leaders of all nations”

“With the power of compassion.”

“Fulfill the promise conveyed in Scripture:”

“I will bring peace to the land,”

“And you shall lie down and no one shall terrify you.”

“I will rid the land of vicious beasts”

“And it shall not be ravaged by war.”

“Let justice and righteousness flow like a mighty stream.”

“Let God’s peace fill the earth as waters fill the sea.”

“And let us say: Amen.”

Meanwhile, the imams incite those praying in Muslim mosques to go to war against Israel. In |Jenin, they use mosques to store arms for use against Israel.

It’s past due for the world's vast, diverse population to recognize for a certainty which People eternally seeks peace; and which continually seeks war, death, and devastation, that which ultimately will plague all humankind.

Bruce Portnoy is the author of the Geo-political thriller novel, First the ‘Saturday People’, and then the…; and a contributor to Israel National News/ Arutz Sheva; Jerusalem Post and other respected media