Mi She’anah – God Who Answered

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To all those who are celebrating the Jewish New Year – may this be the year that your prayers are answered.


Mi She’anah – God Who Answered

God who answered Abraham on Mount Moriah
and his son Isaac bound on the alter
May God answer us

God who answered Jacob praying at Beth El
and his son Joseph, imprisoned in Egypt
May God answer us

God who answered our ancestors at the Red Sea
and our teacher Moses standing at Sinai
May God answer us

God who answered our brothers and sisters at Stonewall
and others who have stood up for the cause of equality
May God answer us

God who answered the prophetess Deborah
when she led our people to glorious victory
May God answer us

God who answered David facing Goliath
and all who are vulnerable and facing giant obstacles
May God answer us

God who answered Harvey Milk,
Martin Luther King, Jr. and others dedicated to human rights
May God answer us

God who answered Moses’ prayer to heal Miriam
and King Hezekiah during his illness
May God answer us

God who answered Hannah
when in her despair she asked God for a child
May God answer us

God who answered Sergeant Miriam Ben-Shalom
who led the heroic fight for equal treatment
of lesbians and gays in the military
May God answer us

God who answered Daniel in the den of lions
and all who find themselves surrounded by hate
May God answer us

– Adapted from the traditional text


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