A Time for Prayer

I hadn’t intended to post anything tonight, but this is urgent. I ask you all to pray for the recovery of seven-year-old Orel Elazar, critically wounded in the head by a piece of shrapnel from a Grad rocket fired from Hamasland, which landed on a main road in Beersheba yesterday (Thursday), wounding six people. Orel’s mother, Angela, who was driving when the air-raid sirens went off, stopped the car and got out, in accordance with standing Civil Defence instructions. She and little Orel lay on the ground and Angela tried to shield him with her body. The first rocket left them shaken but physically unharmed but with the second missile, their luck ran out and a piece of shrapnel pierced the little boy’s head. Now he is in critical condition in the children’s Intensive Care Unit in Soroka Hospital, fighting for his life. By the time any of you read this post, it may even be too late. I pray not…Please join your prayers to mine.
               Orel with his mother and uncle, in happier times. 

About Shimona from the Palace

Born in London, the UK, I came on Aliyah in my teens and now live in Jerusalem, where I practice law. I am a firm believer in the words of Albert Schweitzer: "There are two means of refuge from the sorrows of this world - Music and Cats." To that, you can add Literature. To curl up on the sofa with a good book, a cat at one's feet and another one on one's lap, with a classical symphony or concerto in the background - what more can a person ask for?
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9 Responses to A Time for Prayer

  1. _ Black Sand says:

    Ojalá tiviera la Inteligencia para Solucionar esto. Ojalá tuviera el Poder para Dar a cada uno lo que `piden, la Sabiduría para impartir Justicia que calmase a todos. Ojalá la Capacidad del Saber para alejar los miedos de los dos pueblos y Crear concordia entre ambos…..Ojalá tuviese la Fuerza para Acabar con algo que dura, ya, demasiadas décadas…Ojalá tu Espíritu, Shimona, consiguiera ver la Paz en tu Pueblo y, así, se pudiera dedicar a Crear con alegría y a hacernos disfrutar de Tí……

  2. Zehava allias Pati says:

    כן, בוודאי, אני הולך לקרוא : מזמור תהילים של דוד נ°20 לילד

  3. Zehava allias Pati says:

    pour ses parents aussi.. la guerre est une abomination….

  4. Zehava allias Pati says:

    As tu des nouvelles, Shimona ???can you give us news ?????

  5. Shimona from the Palace says:

    No, I have no news yet, I am afraid, Pati. But they say "No news is good news", don\’t they?

  6. Zehava allias Pati says:

    I am also afraid. I looked for news, and I saw that they were not very good. i think that it would again be necessary to read the psalm N°20 that God protects this poor child.The hamas has to be fast disarmed, and this war stop quikly. also has to be necessary to ask God for Guilad, which is still between their hands..

  7. Embrace says:

    You have my Prayers also . !!Lisa

  8. _ Black Sand says:

    They do, but….. already there\’re news…. a not bad news, for once…Olmert announces a high place the unilateral fire in Gaza after 22 days of assaults…..For onceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeTry to get a piece of peace

  9. Mary Lou says:

    Shimona, Of course I will pray for little Orel (and his family). My heart is so heavy for you and your people. I pray the newest cease fire may hold . . . I pray for your continued safety as well.

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