Thursday, April 16, 2015

Prayer 815- on Yom Hashoah

Vad YaShem. Photo from wikipedia.

In Memoriam- Yom Hashoah
Holy God, You are with us at our rising and at our sleeping: hear our prayer.

There is a time and a season for everything, O Holy One: may we remember that our times are in your hand.

You have given us freedom: let us always use it to love You fully, and to love each other as our own flesh and blood.
You have given us hearts and minds: let us use them to serve You, and all humanity, and all creation with steadfast righteousness.
You have given us memory, for learning and for mourning: may we never forget those who are gone from us.

Merciful God, you give us reason and skill: may we use them to resist evil committed by us, and committed in our names.
You have called us with an undying love: may we turn to You and walk in your ways of peace and comradeship.

May we all sink deep our roots in the waters of life, and turn to your light to guide us, heal us, renew us in fellowship and compassion, especially as we pray for all victims of the unimaginable genocide of the Holocaust, 

may we never forget.


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