Long ago at this season, our people set out on a journey.

On such a night as this, Israel went from degredation to joy.

We give thanks for the liberation of days gone by.

And we pray for all those who are still bound.

Eternal God, may all who hunger come to rejoice in a new Passover.

Let all the human family sit at Your table, drink the wine of deliverance, eat the bread of freedom:

Freedom from bondage   and freedom from oppression

Freedom from hunger  and freedom from want

Freedom from hatred  and freedom from fear 

Freedom to think  and freedom to speak

Freedom to teach  and freedom to learn

Freedom to love  and freedom to share

 Freedom to hope  and freedom to rejoice

Soon in our days.  Amen.  

haggadah Section: Introduction
Source: Velveteen Rabbi's Haggadah for Pesach