Prayer for Protest
May the Source of blessing bless us with courage and compassion as we heed the call to gather and organize.
When we are crowded together in protest, let our spirits be lifted by the strength in our numbers.
Just as we envision ourselves with angels when we sing “Kadosh, kadosh, kadosh,” let us recognize the Divine spark in each other as we move through the streets together, marching and dancing and singing as one.
May our chants be fierce and our voices amplified with righteousness, and may our tactics be courageous and effective.
May we respect every human soul we encounter on our way, and may we find respect in the eyes of all who see us. May our strategies be inclusive and kind.
May our joy be contagious, bringing more people and support to our cause, tipping the balance towards justice and peace and a brighter future for all, with art and music and love and equality. May we find the strength and courage to shout our message loud and clear: hate does not belong here, bigotry will not be a part of Olam Ha Ba.
And as we put down our signs and head home, tired and hoarse, let us find the strength to remember:
Our work is just beginning.
And let us say, Amen.