Jewish Prayers for Our Government and Peace

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Jewish prayer services often include a prayer for the US and Israeli governments, following the instruction of the prophet Jeremiah to the Jews in Babylonian exile (Jeremiah 29:7) and following the guidance of the ancient rabbinic sages who taught “Pray for the welfare of the government.” (Pirkei Avot 3:2) Many synagogues have a standard “Prayer for Our Country” and “Prayer for Israel” that is printed in the prayer book and recited on Shabbat.