[During Hanukkah devout Jews celebrate a wonderful miracle that took place after the Greeks were defeated in war and the Temple was purified or cleansed after being desecrated. The miracle was that the lamps burned eight days despite the fact there was oil enough for only one. Here is a beautiful prayer for Hanukkah. For more about this festival, please visit JewFAQ]
How wonderful, O Lord, are the works of your hands!
The heavens declare your glory
The arch of sky displays your handiwork.
In your love you have given us the power
To behold the beauty of your world
Robed in all its splendor.
The sun and the stars, the valley and hills,
The river and lakes all disclose your presence.
The roaring breakers of the sea tell of your awesome might;
The beasts of the field and the bird of the air
Bespeak your wondrous will.
In your goodness you have made us able to hear
the music of the world. The voices of loved ones
Reveal to us that you are in our midst.
A divine voice sings through all creation.
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