We didn't pray to the IDF, nor to Bibi, nor to Obama etc. We prayed to G-d. There's the saying that "there are no atheists in foxholes," because when up against the wall, in the most dangerous and crucial seconds, the gut reaction is to call out to G-d, or whatever god one believes in. People don't call to "chance," nor the United Nations General Assembly.
Traditional Jewish Prayer includes this line:
There is only one G-d, and He is Our G-d!
In Hebrew there are many terms/names for G-d. They each have different uses and significance, but they all represent the same non-human Being. Our G-d created man and earth.
And G-d gave us required commandments to obey. The first three of the Ten Commandments specifically mention G-d's powers and how we must relate to G-d. Following is the Second Commandment as explained on the Chabad site:
2. You shall not have other gods in My presence: G‑d is the only one who controls all events and occurrences. No other entity—not your government, not your boss, not your spouse—can benefit or harm you, unless G‑d has so decreed. Every one of us shares a special relationship with G‑d, and no power can interfere with or disturb this relationship.Davka, rather ironically, the media in Israel has been full of articles and commentary about Israel and its relationship with the United States, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his nemesis United States President Barack Hussein Obama.
Obama has been inflated with powers of mythical proportions. It really doesn't matter who is sitting in the White House, the United States President is neither our president nor our god.
The fate of the State Of Israel rests in our hands according to how we obey G-d's Commandments. It's just between us and G-d Almighty. That needs no commentary.
May our government leaders be gifted with the wisdom and moral strength necessary to lead us in the right, yes, Right correct direction, G-d willing.