Prayer for Steven Sotloff

God shelter his soul
under the wings of your presence.

God hold Steven Sotloff
as a life to be known
and remembered in honor
not for the violence of his death,

but for the beauty of his life,
for the kindness of his care for children,
for the honesty and imagination
of his journalism,
for the love of those who loved him,
and for the courage in his death.

God, shelter his soul
under the wings of your presence.

God hold Steven Sotloff
as a life to be known
and remembered in honor
not for the responses to his death
to be played out
on the international stage,

nor for our Rachel-chorus
weeping for this child of us all,

but for the man he was. Amen

The first two lines are from the prayer El Moleh Rachamim

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