O Abba Ba’sha’ma’yim (Father in Heaven), may I not be like my fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation that did not set its heart aright; and whose spirit was not faithful to You, Elohey Tzva’ot (God of the Armies). It is especially true of the children of Ephraim, who though armed and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle. They did not keep Your covenant; they refused to walk in Your Torah; and forgot Your works and Your wonders that You had shown them.
Therfore I have no excuse, for these examples have all been recorded in Your written Torah; the marvelous things which You, Elohey Avraham, Yitzchak and Ya’acov (God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob), did in the sight of Avotey’nu (our Fathers), in the land of Mitzrayim (Egypt), in the field of Tzo’an. You, M’gee’nee (my Protector/Shield), divided the sea and caused us to pass through it. You made the waters stand up like a heap. In the daytime, You led us with the cloud and all the night with a light of fire. You split the rocks in the wilderness and gave us drink in abundance like the depths. You also brought streams out of the rock and caused waters to run down like rivers. But we sinned even more against You, El Elyon (God Most High), by rebelling against You in the wilderness.
O, YHVH - Moshi’ee (my Savior/Deliverer), how often we provoked You in the wilderness and grieved You in the desert! Yes, again and again we tempted You and limited what You, the Kadosh (Holy/Set-apart) One of Yisrael, wanted to do for us. We did not remember Your power from the day when You redeemed us from the enemy, when You worked Your signs in Egypt and Your wonders in the field of Tzo’an. You turned our slave masters’ rivers and streams into blood so that they could not drink. You, Elohey Yisrael (God of Israel), made a path for Your anger and sent swarms of flies among them, which devoured them, and frogs, which destroyed them. You also gave their crops to the caterpillar and their labor to the locust. You destroyed their vines with hail and their sycamore trees with frost. You also gave up their cattle to the hail and their flocks to fiery lightning. You cast on them the fierceness of Your anger, wrath, indignation and trouble, by sending angels of destruction among them. You did not spare their souls from death but gave their life over to the plague and destroyed all the firstborn in Egypt, the first of their strength in the tents of Ham.