Hashkiveinu: Asking God to Shelter with the Promise of Peace All Those Who Suffer
Prayer by Rabbi Ed Feld.
Allow us, Adonai our God, to sleep peacefully, and to awaken to life, our Sovereign.
Spread over us Your canopy of peace, restore us with Your good counsel, and save us for the sake of Your name.
Remove from us enemies and pestilence, sword, starvation, and sorrow, and remove the evil forces that surround us.
God of all flesh,
Hear the voices rising up to you in the dark of night:
Shouts issuing from the mouths of those suffering from violence,
Fear-filled cries of those threatened by their interrogators,
Broken sounds rising from the lowly.
Listen to the bitter cry of those who are tortured.
Give them and us hope.
Cause all of us to lie down in peace and raise us up to peace.
Shelter us in the shadow of Your wings, for Your are the God who watches over and delivers us
And You are the merciful and compassionate Sovereign.
Ensure our going and coming for life and peace, now and forever.
May You spread over us Your canopy of peace.
Barukh Aatah Adonai our Protector, who spreads the canopy of peace over us, over Jerusalem and over the entire world.