May It Be Thy Will
Traditionally we recite three times a day:
May it be Thy will that the Temple be speedily rebuilt in our own time.
Today we recite,
May it be Thy will that homes be rebuilt in our own time,
In time for families to come home.
May it be Thy will that streets be repaved in time
For needed supplies to reach their destination.
May it be Thy will that hospitals be restored in time
For the suffering to receive treatment.
May it be Thy will that businesses be renewed in time
For people whose lives depend on them.
May it be Thy will that neighborliness be mended in time
Before transgressions are committed through looting and crime.
May it be Thy will that communication be repaired in time
For families and friends to reach out to the ones that they love.
May it be Thy will that electricity and clean water be brought back in time
For widespread disease to be prevented.
May it be Thy will that hearts be rebuilt in time
For people to be rescued from the mires of depression.
Dear God, we ask for all of these things to be rebuilt,
Speedily in our own time.
Renew us as of days of old.
Rabbi Zoë Klein