Jewish Prayers



Shabbot ·  Kiddush ·  Prayer over Wine ·  Washing Hands ·  Prayer over Bread ·  Havdolah ·  Hanukkah

Rosh Hashanah ·  Shehecheyanu ·  Good Health ·  Prayer for sick ·  Livelihood ·  Personal Request

Prayer of Gratitude ·  Prayer for Easy Birth ·  Prayer for a Safe Journey ·  Prayer for the Jewish People ·  Shema Yisrael


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Shabbat Prayers



Shabbat Candle lighting prayer


Blessed are You, Lord, our G-d, King of the Universe,
who sanctifies us with his commandments, and commands us
to light the candles of Shabbat (Amen)Transliteration Hebrew


Kiddush


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And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day
The heavens and the earth were finished, the whole host of them
And on the seventh day G-d ended his work which he had made
and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made
And G-d blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it
because in it he had rested from all his work which G-d created and done
Blessed are You, Lord, our G-d, King of the
Universe, who creates the fruit of the vine. (Amen)
Blessed are You, Lord, our G-d, King of the Universe
who sanctifies us with his commandments, and has been pleased with us
You have lovingly and willingly given us
holy shabbat as an inheritance, in memory of creation
The shabbat is the first among our holy days,
and a remembrance of our exodus from Egypt
Indeed, You have chosen us and made us holy among all peoples
and have willingly and lovingly given us
Your holy shabbat for an inheritance
Blessed are You, who sanctifies the shabbat (Amen)Transliteration


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Prayer over wine - only


Blessed art thou, O Eternal, our G-d King
of the Universe, Creater of the fruit of the vineTransliteration Hebrew


Washing Hands


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After Kiddush and before the meal,
each person in the household should
wash hands by filling a cup with water
and pouring it over the top and bottom of
the right hand and then the left hand. Before
wiping the hands dry on a towel, the
following blessing should be recited.


Blessed are You, Lord, our God, King of the Universe,
who sanctifies us with his commandments,
and commands us concerning washing of hands. Transliteration


Ha-Motz - information


Blessed are You, Lord, our God, King of the Universe
who brings forth bread from the earth. (Amen)Transliteration




Havdalah - ceremony to mark the end of Shabbat



The Four blessings.



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Kiddush


Blessed are You, Lord, our God, King
of the Universe, who creates the
fruit of the vine.Transliteration Hebrew

Blesses God, creator of fragrant spices:


Blessed are You, Lord, our God,
King of the Universe, who creates
varieties of spices.Transliteration Hebrew


Blessing for lighting fire


Blessed are You, Lord, our God,
King of the Universe, who creates
the light of the fire.Transliteration Hebrew




Sacred and Secular


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Blessed are You, Lord, our God, King
of the Universe, who distinguishes
between the sacred and the secular,
between light and dark, between Israel
and the nations, between the seventh
day and the six days of labor. Blessed
are You, Lord, who distinguishes between
the sacred and the secular.Transliteration Hebrew




Jewish Holidays



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Hanukkah candle lighting


Blessed are you, Lord, our God, king
of the universe who has sanctified us
with His commandments and commanded
us to light the candles of Hanukkah


Blessing for Hanukkah itself


Blessed are you, Lord, our God,
king of the universe,who performed
miracles for our ancestors in those
days at this time.


Rosh Hashanah



Candle lighting


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Blessed are you, Lord, our God,
king of the universe who has
sanctified us with His commandments
and commanded us to light the
candles of the holiday.Transliteration Hebrew


Prayer Over apples and honey


Blessed are you, Lord, our God,
king of the universe, who creates
the fruit of the tree.Transliteration Hebrew


Shehecheyanu


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Blessed are you, Lord, our
God, king of the universe,
who has kept us alive, sustained
us, and enabled us to reach
this season.




Jewish Prayers for all Occasions



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Prayer for Good Health


Blessed are You, the Lord our G-d,
King of the Universe,
Who fashioned man with wisdom
And created within him many openings and cavities.
It is obvious and known before Your Throne of Glory
That if but one of them were to be ruptured,
Or but one of them were to be blocked
It would be impossible to survive and stand before You.
In the merit of my appreciation for Your wondrous works,
May You grant me good health and long life.


Prayer for the Sick


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Almighty, Master of the Universe,
my G-d and the G-d of my forefathers:
May it be Your Will that You speedily send
a complete recovery from Heaven,
a healing of the body and a
healing of the spirit to:

[the name of the person]
the son/daughter of
[the person's mother's name]

amongst all of the sick of
the Children of Israel.


Prayer for Livelihood

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It is You, the Lord our G-d,
Who nourishes, sustains, and supports
every living creature.

Provide me with my allotment of bread,
and bring forth food for me
and all members of my household
before I have need for it.

May we be supported
in contentment but not in pain, in a
permissible but not a forbidden manner,
in honor but not in disgrace,
for life and for peace.

May we be supported
from the flow of blessing and success,
and from the flow of the Heavenly spring,
so that I will be able to do Your will,
engage in Your Torah,
and fulfill Your commandments.

Make me not dependent on the generosity of other people.
And may there be fulfilled in me the verse that states,
"You open up Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing" (Psalms 145:16).
And also the verse that states,
"Cast Your burden upon G-d and He will support you" (Psalms 55:23).



A Personal Request


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Almighty, Master of the Universe,
Who has given me my life, my health,
my family, my friends, and
my potential to develop as a human being -
to grow and to come close to You,

Please -
(ask here for your every need)

Thank you, Almighty,
for this and for everything
that You have given


Prayer of Gratitude

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Psalm 100

Call out to the Almighty
Everyone on earth!
Serve G-d with gladness.
Come before Him with joyous song!

Know that the Almighty, He is G-d.
It is He who made us and we are His,
His nation and the sheep of His pasture.

Enter His gates with thanksgiving.
Enter His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him, bless His name.

The Almighty is good.
His loving-kindness endures forever.
And His faithfulness continues
From generation to generation.


Prayer for Easy Birth


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Master of the Universe, I thank You for
Your graciousness in granting this pregnancy.
May it be Your will, O G-d, our G-d, and G-d of
our fathers, that You have mercy upon all pregnant women
of Your nation that are giving birth, and specifically upon:

(the woman's name and her mother's name).

Let no sickness or blemish affect the mother.
At the time that she is giving birth, may You speed the labor,
so she may give birth easily and without any pain or suffering.
In the merit of our holy matriarchs - Sarah, Rivka, Rachel
and Leah - may the baby be complete in all his limbs and senses.

May the baby come forth to a good and peaceful life,
at a good time and with good fortune.

May she deliver the placenta in its proper
time, and may she be healthy and well for Your service.
May You heed our prayers, and answer our beseeching.
For You are merciful and You hear the prayers of every mouth.
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing before You, O G-d, my Rock and my Redeemer.


Prayer for a Safe Journey

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May it be Your will, G-d, that You
lead us toward peace, and make us reach
our desired destination in life, gladness and peace.

May you rescue us from the hand of
every foe, ambush, bandits and
evil animals along the way,
and from all manner of punishments
that assemble to come to earth

May you send blessing in our every
handiwork, and grant us grace, kindness
and mercy in Your eyes and in
the eyes of all who see us.

May you hear the sound of our supplication
Because You are G-d who hears prayers


Prayer for the Jewish People

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May He who blessed our forefathers
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,
Bless every holy congregation,
The men, women, sons, daughters
And all that is theirs.

May He bless those who
Dedicate synagogues for prayer
And those who enter them to pray,
Those who give lamps of illumination,
Wine for Kiddush and Havdalah,
Bread for guests, charity for the poor,
And all who faithfully
work for the needs of the community.

May the Almighty reward them
And remove from them all afflictions.
May He heal their bodies,
Forgive their mistakes,
And send them blessing and success
For their every endeavor,
Along with the entire Jewish People


Shema Yisrael

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"Hear O Israel" The Shema is the Jewish national "pledge of allegiance"
- the testimony of belief in One G-d. Traditionally,
it is said three times a day - morning, evening, and
before going to sleep. When the time comes to leave this
world, the Jew aspires to have the Shema as the parting
words on his lips - a final affirmation of belief, trust,
and love of G-d.

Hear, O Israel, the Lord is our G-d,
The Lord is One. Blessed is the name
of His glorious kingdom
Forever and ever.
And you shall love the Lord your G-d,
With all your heart, with all your soul,
and with all your possessions.
And these words which I command you
this day shall be upon your heart.
And you shall teach them to your children
And speak of them when you sit in your home,
When you walk up the way,
When you lie down and when you rise up.
And you shall bind them for a sign upon your hand
And they shall be Tefillin between your eyes.
And you shall write them
On the doorposts of your homes
And upon your gates.Transliteration



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