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Prayer for those Suffering in Japan  

 

In light of last week's earthquake and tsunami in Japan, we would like to offer the following prayer to support all those who are suffering. 

This prayer was originally composed by Rabbi Shai Held in 2004 following the devastating tsunami in South Asia.   

 

Ruler of Creation, Master of the World

Avinu SheBashamayim, Adon Kol HaMa'asim, Ribon Kol HaOlamim,   

אבינו שבשמים, אדון כל המעשים, רבון כל העולמים

Have mercy on all those who are suffering from the raging waters and the storming waves.

Racheim Al Kol Eileh HaSovlim Min HaMayim HaGo'ashim VeHeGalim HaRo'ashim.   

רחם על כל אלה הסובלים מן המים הגועשים והגלים הרועשים


Have compassion on Your creatures - Look, O Lord, and see their distress;Listen, God, and hear their cries.     

Chamol al Ma'asekha - Habitah Adonai, URe'ei Tzaratam;

Ha'azinah, Elohim, UShema Tza'akatam. 


חמול על מעשיך - הביטה יי וראה צרתם, האזינה אלוהים ושמע צעקתם.


Strengthen the hands of those who would bring relief, comfort the mourners; Heal, please, the wounded.      

Chazeik et Yedei HaMatzilim, Nacheim et Ha-Aveilim

 Refa Na LaPetzuim. 

חזק את ידי המצילים, נחם את האבלים, רפא נא לפצועים.


Grant us wisdom and discernment to know our obligations,and open our hearts so that we may extend our hands to the devastated. 

Choneinu Binah VeHaskeil Leida at Chovoteinu,

uFetach et Libeinu LeMa'an Noshit Yad el HaNidka'im.

 

חָננו בינה והשכל לידע את חובותינו, ופתח את לבינו למען נושיט יד אל הנדכּאים.


Bless us so that we may walk in Your ways, "compassionate ones, children of compassionate ones."    

Barkheinu Eloheinu VeNeileikh BeDarkekha

Rachmanim Benei Rachmanim. 

 

ברכינו אלוהינו ונלך בדרכיך, רחמנים בני רחמנים.

Grant us the will and the wisdom to prevent future disaster and death;   

Tein Banu Ometz VeChokhmah Lema'an Nimna Ason VaMavet;

 

תן בנו אומץ וחכמה למען נמנע אסון ומות.

Prevent plague from descending upon Your earth, and fulfill Your words,   

Mena Mageifah BeOlamekha, VeKayyeim Ma'amerekha:

 


מנע מגיפה בעולמיך, וקיים מאמריך

"Never again shall there be another floor to destroy the earth."   

"VeLo Yihyeh Od Mabul LeShacheit HaAretz." 

 

וְלֹא־יִהְיֶה עוֺד מַבּוּל לְשַׁחֵת הָאָרֶץ

Amen.  So may it be your will.

Amein, Kein Yehi Ratzon.

אמן. כן יהי רצון

 

 

For an online version of this prayer, click here

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