Holy One – You teach us to seek life,
Yet the earth sometimes crumbles or erupts,
blows or burns
Taking from the life that it births and sustains
Creation and destruction seem twins;
Who are we to understand the meaning behind earth’s
give and take,
Which You in wisdom set in motion?
Holy One – Hear our prayers,
Embrace the souls of lives lost, binding them with
life and heaven;
Regrow the land and comfort the people.
Rabbi Sarah Niebuhr Rubin, “Prayer for Israel After the Fire”