A Prayer for Israel's Druze Soldiers and Police
Today, on a beautiful Jerusalem morning — two Druze policemen, Haiel Sitawe, 30, and Kamil Shnaan, 22 — were slain during a terrorist attack near the Temple Mount. Their funerals are this afternoon. May their memories be a blessing and may their families find peace. Two more defenders of Israel, lost. This is an adaptation of my existing prayer “For Druze Soldiers in the IDF.”
For Israel’s Druze Soldiers and Police
Shield of Israel,
Grant safety to Israel’s soldiers and police,
Wherever they serve,
In times of calm
And in times of turmoil.
Take note of the
Brave Arab soldiers and police,
Druzim who have cast their fate
With this nation and this people,
Men and women who serve
With loyalty and distinction.
Remember the injured and the fallen.
Remember those who were slain
In the line of duty,
In defense of this nation.
God of All,
Some of Israel’s defenders call You Adonai,
Some of Israel’s defenders call You Allah,
Some of Israel’s defenders call You Christ,
And some do not call upon Your Holy Name.
Protect them all.
Grant them lives of joy and health,
In service to this nation,
In service to this land,
In service to this country,
Where, one day,
We will live together,
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This is an adaptation of a prayer “For Druze Soldiers in the IDF.” That prayer has a much different focus. Here are more prayers for the IDF, including: “For Soldiers of the IDF,” “When My Child Enlists in the IDF” and “Lone Soldier in the IDF.”