Interfaith Day of Prayer – Prayer from Rabbi Jonah Pesner


A Prayer from Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner


Interfaith Day of Prayer

May 7, 2020




Gevurot (Mighty Deeds)

In a Time of Pandemic


Source of All Life


Daily Your Jewish Children

Praise You and Your Mighty Deeds


We call you:


Matir Asurim

The One who Releases the Imprisoned


Someich Noflim

The One Who Lifts up the Fallen


Rofei Ha-Cholim

The One Who Heals the Sick


We trust You keep faith with those who sleep in the dust


And now

We slumber in the dust of disease, suffering and loss

We sleep in the Valley of the Shadow of Death


Keep faith


Creator of all life

Your children who are themselves

But ashes and dust

Cry out in praise of life


But our voices are muffled by masks


Do you hear


Keep faith


Many among us are sick

Many among us are imprisoned

Many have fallen…

Into poverty,

Destitution, and despair


Keep faith in You

Keep faith in Us


Our Gevurot (Our Mighty Deeds)


Let Us lift up the fallen

Let Us free the captive

Let Us heal the sick


And when we can not


Let Us keep faith


Where there is death

Let us praise




Rav L’Hoshiya

Mighty is Your Salvation

Mighty is Our Salvation


Source of All Life


Daily Your Jewish Children

Praise You and Your


Mighty Deeds

and say:


Baruch Atah Adonai

M’Chayei Ha-Meitim


Blessed are you O God

Bring life even where there is death




Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner

Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism