A Prayer for Pittsburgh and Lexington

Our God and the God of our ancestors,

Watch over these cities tonight.
Comfort the bereaved,
Heal the heartbroken,
Shelter those who work to save lives.

Spread the healing power of shalom like a tallit
Over those who have been harmed
And those who have been hurt.

Help us remember our duty to tikkun olam:
That although we are not required to complete this work,
Neither are we allowed to abandon it.

Help us remember our brothers, sisters, and siblings
Of all nations and all races,
Of all religions and all creeds.

Send us refuah shleimah.
Help us heal our broken world.
Help us heal each other.

Oseh shalom bim’romav,
Hu ya’aseh shalom aleinu,
V’al kol Yisrael (v’al kol ha-olam)
Vimru: Amen.


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