The Ukrainian people are fighting against Russian imperialism.
Ukrainians are fighting for their right to live.
They fight so that they are not raped, tortured, and murdered by the Russian army.
I pray for peace.
I pray for the peace that can only come when a people defend themselves.
I pray that heavy weaponry from the United States and elsewhere arrives speedily.
I pray the Ukrainian army has every plane, every tank, every bullet it needs to stand up to evil.
I know this prayer is jarring, so I do not presume to pray on behalf of the kahal.
May the Ukrainian people of all ethnicities and all religions be safe and secure. May those who have fled the war be supported. May all refugees of all nationalities be helped.
May we have the strength to fight evil. May we never turn our backs on people who fight evil.
May Ukraine’s sovereignty be honored and her people return.
May God strengthen our resolve. May democratic and free people remain united in support of Ukraine’s defense.
May victory come speedily and soon for Ukraine.
Slava Ukraine. Glory to Ukraine.
Slava El Shaddai. Glory to God, the Source of Protection.
Composed for the AJRCA minyan, April 25, 2022.