“Almighty Heavenly Father, Eheyeh asher Eheyeh, Sovereign Ruler of past, present and future. We bless You for our past, and thank You, that in Your inscrutable wisdom, You have chosen us out of all peoples of the earth, to give us knowledge of the truth. And to make us witnesses of Your Covenant of everlasting life. Our present is dark, gloomy and desolate. But, we trust Your word, O Father, that to all eternity You will not forsake Your people Israel. And we move forward full of hope to a glorious future because You have sent Your heralds in the Name of Your beloved Son, Jesus the Messiah, to comfort the mourning Daughter of Zion. Turn us again to Yourself, O Eternal; renew our days as in the former years. Amen.”
– A prayer from Rabbi Isaac Lichtenstein, wrote to open an address he gave at a conference on Jewish missions, 1895.