A prayer for the people of Japan. Also see “For the People of Japan.” To listen to the prayer while you read, please click on the triangle in the bar below. The text follows.
G-d of earth and sea,
Of ocean and shore,
Hear the voices of our
Brothers and sisters from Japan:
Our eyes know horror,
Our bodies know fear,
Our limbs know terror,
And catastrophes mount.
We are bereaved and bereft,
Injured and wounded
After earthquake and tsunami,
A tide of death and devastation.
This nation that knows atomic destruction
Now faces nuclear calamity.
Heal this land, G-d of Old.
Heal this people, G-d of Mercy.
Heal this nation, G-d of Justice.
May the suffering end and the disasters cease.
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