Prayer for Synagogue Leadership

By The Hon. Lily H. Montagu, as published in Rabbi Morrison David Bial (ed.), An Offering of Prayer: Prayers and Meditations Private and Public (Summit, NJ: Temple Sinai of Summit, 1962) p. 50. Adapted by Hinda Tz. Eisen Labovitz, 2014.

Almighty Father, we pray to You with faith in Your directing power and in Your eternal love.  We humbly ask You to accept this Synagogue as an offering unto You. Let Your blessing be upon it. Grant that those who come to worship here may come in a spirit of humility and filled with love for a living Judaism. May they find here consolation in times of trouble, courage and hope when in doubt or difficulty, and when in joy, the consecration of their happiness.

O God, please reveal to those who pray in this place the way to righteousness, justice, truth, and peace. Let the men and women, young people and children who gather here in sincerity in ever greater numbers, receive Your instruction through study and service, and strive to share Your diving light with all seekers.

Place Your blessing, we pray, on the leadership of this synagogue, and on all who come to work with them for the welfare of its members and for all humanity.

Quicken the faith of all who worship in this House of Prayer, that they may know full well that Your presence is int heir midst now and forevermore.

Amen.

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About Hinda

Cantor Hinda Eisen Labovitz has served as the Cantor/Educator at Ohr Kodesh Congregation in Chevy Chase, MD since June 2014, two weeks after she achieved cantorial ordination with a masters degree in Judaic Studies from Hebrew College (Newton, MA). Cantor Labovitz served as a part-time shlichat tsibbur at Congregation Kehillath Israel in Brookline, MA, and as the assistant to the conductor for the Zamir Chorale of Boston, where was a proud alto from 2006-2014.
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