Protector and Redeemer of Israel... Prayer for Israel

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Protector and Redeemer of Israel, bless Thou the State of Israel which, marks the dawn of our deliverance. Shield it beneath the wings of Thy love; spread over it Thy canopy of peace; send Thy light and Thy truth to its leaders, officers, and counselors, and direct them with Thy good counsel.

O God, strengthen the defenders of our Holy Land; grant them salvation and crown them with victory. Establish peace in the Land, and everlasting joy for its inhabitants.

(excerpted from Ha-Siddur Ha-Shalem, Phillip Birnbaum, Hebrew Publishing Company, 1949)