BENEDICTION – JOHN HAGEE’S CHURCH – Oct, 26 2014

AVINU, OUR FATHER, ADON OLAM, LORD OF THE UNIVERSE

WE ARE GATHERED ON BEHALF OF THE WELFARE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL, RESHIT TSEMICHAT GEULATENU, THE BEGINNING OF THE FLOWERING REDEMPTION OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE. SEVERAL DECADES AGO, TO BE SPECIFIC 66 YEARS AGO, AFTER AN EXILE OF CENTURIES THAT, NEVERTHELESS, ALWAYS INCLUDED A JEWISH PRESENCE, THE JEWISH PEOPLE RETURNED TO THE LAND, ORIGINALLY PROMISSED TO THE PATRIARCHS ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB, AND THEIR DESCENDANTS.

MI SHEBERACH AVOTEINU, MAY HE WHO BLESSED OUR PATRIARCHS BESTOW HIS BLESSINGS UPON YOUR ENERGETIC, OUTSTANDINGLY COURAGEOUS AND INSPIRING PASTOR JOHN HAGEE, HIS WIFE DIANA, HIS PASTORAL STAFF AND THIS WONDERFUL CORNERSTONE CONGREGATION WHERE THOUSANDS GATHER WEEKLY IN WORSHIP AND PRAYER. WHERE SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL IS UNDAUNTING EVEN WHEN FACING SOME DOUBTERS OF ITS BASIC RIGHTS. IN THE WORDS OF THE PSALMIST: EVEN MAASU HABONIM HAYETA LEROSH PINA: THE STONE THE BUILDERS DESPISED HAS BECOME THE CORNERSTONE.

ADON OLAM, LORD ETERNAL, ISRAEL IS SUROUNDED BY SOME NATIONS WHERE VIOLENCE IS A CONSTANT, WE ASK THAT YOU BLESS US AND BLESS THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL WITH TRANQUILITY. IN AN AREA WHERE CONCEPTS ARE BETRAYED: MARTYRDOM IS EQUATED WITH IMMOLATION THAT CAUSES THE INDISCRIMINATE ASSASSINATION OF THE INOCENT, WHERE THE RIGHT TO WORSHIP ACCORDING TO PERSONAL BELIEFS IS DENIED AND WOMEN ARE NOT GIVEN THEIR GOD GIVEN RIGHTS, WE BESEECH YOU TO ILUMINATE THE MINDS AND HEARTS OF THEIR LEADERSHIP SO THAT JUSTICE AND RIGHT BE RESTORED.

WE ASK FOR YOUR BENEDICTION, AVINU, OUR FATHER, ADON OLAM, THE LORD OF ALL MANKIND, THAT YOUR SPIRIT CONTINUE TO HOVER OVER THE SACRED AND INDIVISIBLE CITY OF JERUSALEM WHERE ALL RELIGIONS ARE NOW TREATED EQUALLY UNDER THE LAW, AND ACCESS TO THE HOLY PLACES IS GUARANTEED.

INSPIRE AND GUIDE THE LEADERSHIP OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL TO CONTINUE ON THE PATH IT CHOSE SINCE ITS INCEPTION OF BRINGING HEALING AND PROMOTING WELLBEING TO ALL ITS CITIZENS, WITH UNCOMPROMISING JUSTICE FOR ALL, TO ADVANCE THE ECONOMIC, CULTURAL AND SPIRITUAL PROGRESS OF ALL THAT DWELL IN THE PROMISSED LAND. KEEPING ITS DOORS OPEN TO THOSE WHO SEEK REFUGE FROM PERSECUTION, AND BECOME EVER MORE AN EXEMPLARY NATION GUIDED BY THE DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES OF EQUALITY AND OPPORTUNITY.

ACHEINU, ON BEHALF OF OUR BRETHREN IN ANY PLACE OF OUR PLANET EARTH, WHO ARE PRESENTLY GOING THROUGH HUNGER, PAIN OR ILLNESS, WHO ARE IN DIRE NEED, OR CAPTIVITY, WE PRAY THE ALMIGHTY DELIVER THEM SPEEDELY MITZARA LIREVACHA, FROM DISTRESS TO RELIEF, MEAFELA LEORA, FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT, MISHIBUD LIGEULA, FROM SUBJUGATION TO REDEMPTION.

IN THE WORDS OF KING SALOMON AS HE INAUGURATED THE HOLY TEMPLE OF JERUSALEM, THE BEIT HAMIKDASH: HE BLESSED ALL THE CONGREGATION OF ISRAEL, SAYING: BARUCH HASHEM ASHER NATAN MENUCHA LEAMO ISRAEL, BLESSED IS THE LORD THAT HAS GIVEN REST TO HIS PEOPLE ISRAEL. BECAUSE WHEN WE BLESS THE LORD, WE BECOME BLESSED.

MAY THOSE WHO BLESS THE STATE OF ISRAEL, BE BLESSED INDEED BY THE ONE AND ONLY GOD.

MAKE AS AWARE THAT THE GREATEST PERSONAL BLESSING IS PEACE IN OUR HOMES WITH OUR SPOUSES AND CHILDREN.

BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, A BASTION OF PEACE, PROGRESS AND WELLBEING FOR MANKIND.

BLESS THIS CONGREGATION.

BLESS THE STATE OF ISRAEL.

BLESS EACH OF US WITH UNDERSTANDING, TOLERANCE AND EMPATHY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LESS BUT WHO ARE NOT LESS, WHO LIVE UNDER DURESS BUT WHO IN YOUR EYES ARE EQUALLY IMBUED WITH YOUR SPIRIT.

MAY EVERY EVIL THOUGHT AND MALICIOUS ACT OF ANTISEMITISM AND ANTICHRISTIANITY BE ERASED AND NULLIFIED FROM HUMANKIND.

BENDÍCENOS Y PERDONA NUESTROS ERRORES PORQUE, TU DIOS, ERES LA ETERNA FUENTE DE AMOR Y MISERICORDIA.

MAY THIS BE THE WILL OF THE ONE AND ONLY GOD OF ALL. THE ONE AND ONLY ADON OLAM, LORD OF THE UNIVERSE. LET US ALL SAY AMEN.

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  1. Pastor John C. Hagee is the founder and Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, a non-denominational evangelical church with more than 20,000 active members.

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