Rabbi Sidney S. Guthman

Creator of all, bless the inhabitants of our land with Your Spirit. May citizens of all races and creeds forge a common bond in true harmony to banish all hatred and bigotry and to safeguard the ideals and free institutions which are the pride and glory of our nation.

May this land under Your Providence be an influence for good throughout the world, uniting all people in peace and freedom and helping to fulfill the vision of Your prophet: “Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they experience war anymore” Isaiah 2:4.

Sovereign of the Universe, may it be Your will that our land should be a blessing to all the inhabitants of the globe. Cause friendship and freedom to dwell among all peoples. Vouchsafe unto us, O Lord, wisdom equal to our strength and courage equal to our responsibilities, to the end that our nation may lead the world in the advancement and fulfillment of human welfare.

May all nations become aware of their common unity and may all the peoples of the world be united in the bonds of brotherhood before You, Father of all humankind.

All those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength.” Isaiah 40:31.

May this be our will, and let us say Amen.