Title: Prayer.

Disclaimer: I do not own anything related to 'Independence Day'. It belongs to who ever it belongs to, which is not me.

A/N: I watched Independence Day for the first time in years July 3rd, then again July 4th. Now, when I watch a movie, half my mind enjoys it, and the other half is thinking up FanFiction I can write. And this is the result. Also, this, as the title would suggest, has to do with prayer. It's from Julius's POV, so it'll be Jewish based. If this offends you, I'm sorry. However, don't flame me please!


Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech Ha-Olam.

It's been a long time since we've last spoken. Going on, what, four, five years? I know that I am still harboring a little anger towards you, but not as much as before. Now, now I miss the closeness we used to have. Sure, sure, teaching in the synagogue was all fine, having so many people coming to me to ask me questions regarding your Torah was all good and fine, but I especially miss the times when it was just you and me. When Miriam died, I was so sad, and so angry, but I'm sure you understand.

Now, all these years later, I ask you to keep my David safe. He's trying so much to keep your earth clean, but I know this heroic stunt isn't just about saving the planet, no matter what he says. But, you already know that.

Please, keep him safe. My boy, how he used to love to listen to me recite the parshot. And bless him, for keeping my kippah and tanakh. He wouldn't have kept it if it didn't mean anything to him.

Please, bring him home safely, and that young man, Steven Hiller. And keep us all safe.

Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech Ha-Olam.


And here are the pronounciations and meanings of the italicized words.

Baruch Atah AdonaiEloheinu Melech Ha-Olam(Bar-u-ch a-tah ad-oh-ni ell-oh-hay-nue mel-ech ha oh-lam) = Blessed are you, oh Lord our God, King of the Universe.

Torah= (Tor-ah) Hebrew for the first five books of the Bible.

Parshot= (par-shoat) Hebrew for weekly readings of the Torah.

Tanakh(Tahn-ack) = Hebrew for Old Testament.