A Time to Laugh, A Time to Weep


Writing Every Day for Thirty-One Days
to Speak Life over Israel

While much of the earth is speaking death and accusation over the Jewish nation, let’s take 31 days to do the opposite. Let’s speak life over the nation of Israel and the Jewish people.

Day 15: Laugh

There is a time to laugh and a time to weep,
a time to mourn and a time to dance
says the wise man

It is a time of weeping for many in Israel today
But may the G-d who is Zion’s comfort
Comfort Zion today

May the G-d who is the hope of Israel
Breathe hope into hearts today

May the G-d who is the Keeper of Israel,
Who neither slumbers nor sleeps
Keep his people today

As the nations rage against G-d
and against his people
and against everything good he gives freely
He is not moved
He laughs at the foolish desires of man
to enthrone themselves above him

Weeping and sorrow, loss and mourning,
Death, violence and injustice,
Darkness and rage
These will all see their final end
One day soon

Joy and life, hope and righteousness,
Justice, peace and goodness,
Light and love
will have their day in fullness
Sooner than we know

May our eyes be lifted to heaven
from where our help comes

May our voices cry out to G-d
who created Israel for himself
to keep Israel for himself

May our voices be heard
By the Holy One of Israel

May the Maker of the universe
preserve and protect life,
May he bring forth new life
May he stop death, terror and hatred
By his own hand for himself,
For his own name
that all may look to the one G-d
who gives all life
and gives every man breath

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