The leader lifts up the Matzo and says:

Lo! This is the bread of affliction which our fathers ate in the land of Egypt. Let all who are hungry come and eat. Let all who are in want come and celebrate the Passover with us. May it be God's will to redeem us from all trouble and from all servitude. Next year at this season, may the whole house of Israel be free!

haggadah Section: Maggid - Beginning
Source: The Union Haggadah, ed. by The Central Council of American Rabbis, at