May He who blessed our ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, bless the members of Israel’s Defense Forces and its security services who stand guard over our land and the cities of our God from the Lebanese border to the Egyptian desert, from the Mediterranean Sea to the approace of the Aravah, and wherever else they are, on land, in air and at sea.
May the Lord make the enemies who rise up against Israel be struck down before them.
May the Holy One, blessed be He, protect and deliver them from all trouble and distress, affliction and illness, and send blessing and success to all the work of their hands.
May He subdue our enemies under them and crown them with deliverance and victory. And may there be fulfilled in them the verse:
“It is the Lord your God who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies,
to deliver you.”
And let us say, Amen.
Prayer taken from The Koren Siddur – with translation and commentary by Rabbi Johnathan Sacks.