El, trustworthy King.
Shema Yisra’el Yahuweh Eloheynu Yahuweh Ekhad.
(Hear, O Yisra’el: Yahuweh is our Elohim, Yahuweh is One.)
Quietly: Barukh Shem kivod malkhuto l’olam va’ed.
(Blessed is the Name of His glorious kingdom for all eternity.)
You shall love Yahuweh, your Elohim, with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your resources. Let these matters, which I command you today, be upon your heart. Teach them thoroughly to your children and speak of them while you sit in your home, while you walk on the way, when you retire and when you arise. Bind them as a sign upon your arm and let them be tefillin between your eyes. And write them on the doorposts of your house and upon your gates. (Dvarim/Deut. 6:5-9)
And it will come to pass that if you continually hearken to My commandments that I command you today, to love Yahuweh, your Elohim, and to serve Him with all your heart, and with all your soul—then I will provide rain for your land in its proper time, the early and late rains, that you may gather in your grain, your wine, and your oil. I will provide grass in your field for your cattle and you will eat and be satisfied. Beware lest your heart be seduced and you turn astray and serve elohim of others and bow to them. Then the wrath of Yahuweh will blaze against you. He will restrain the heavens so there will be no rain and the ground will not yeild its produce. And you will swiftly be banished from the goodly land which Yahuweh gives you. Place these words of Mine upon your heart and upon your soul; bind them for a sign upon your arm and let them be tefillin between your eyes. Teach them to your children, to discuss them, while you sit in your home, while you walk on the way, when you retire and when you arise. And write them on the doorposts of your house and upon your gates. In order to prolong your days and the days of your children upon the ground that Yahuweh has sworn to your ancestors to give them, like the days of heaven on the earth. (Dvarim 11:13-21)
And Yahuweh said to Moshe saying: Speak to the Children of Yisra’el and say to them that they are to make themselves tzitzit on the corners of their garments, throughout their generations. And they are to place upon the tzitzit of each corner tekhelet (a cord of blue). And it shall constitute tzitzit for you, that you may see it and remember all the commandments of Yahuweh and perform them; and not explore after your heart and after your eyes after which you stray. So that you may remember and perform all My commandments; and be holy to your Elohim. I am Yahuweh, your Elohim, Who has removed you from the land of Mitzrayim (Egypt) to be a Elohim to you. I am Yahuweh your Elohim—it is true. (Bamidbar/Num. 15:37-41)
Yahuweh, your Elohim, is true.
And certain, established and enduring, fair and faithful, beloved and cherished, delightful and pleasant, awesome and powerful, correct and accepted, good and beautiful is this affirmation to us forever and ever. True—the Elohey of the universe is our King; the Rock of Ya’akov is the Shield of our salvation. From generation to generation He endures and His Name endures and His throne is well established; His sovereignty and faithfulness endure forever. His words are living and enduring, faithful and delightful forever and to all eternity; for our forefathers and for us, for our children and for our generations, and for all the generations of Your servant Yisra’el’s offspring.
Upon the earlier and upon later generations, this affirmation is good and enduring forever. True and faithful, it is an unbreachable decree. It is true that You are Yahuweh, our Elohim and the Elohey of our forefathers, our King and the King of our forefathers, our Redeemer, the Redeemer of our forefathers; our Molder, the Rock of our salvation; our Liberator and our Rescuer—this has ever been Your Name. There is no Elohim but You.
The Helper of our forefathers are You alone, forever, Magan (Sheild) and Savior for their children after them in every generation. At the zenith of the universe is Your dwelling, and Your justice and Your righteousness extend to the ends of the earth. Praiseworthy is the person who obeys Your commandments and takes to his heart Your teaching and Your word. True—You are the Master for Your people and a mighty King to take up their grievance. True—You are the First and You are the Last, and other than You we have no king, (Yeshayahu/Isa. 44:6) redeemer, or savior. From Mitzrayim You redeemed us, Adonai, our Elohim, and from the house of slavery You liberated us. All their firstborn You slew, but Your firstborn You redeemed; the Sea of Reeds You split; the wanton sinners You drowned; the dear ones You brought across; and the water covered their foes—not one of them was left. (Tehillim/Ps. 106:11) For this, the beloved praised and exalted El; the dear ones offered hymns, songs, praises, blessings, and thanksgivings to the King, the living and enduring El—exalted and uplifted, great and awesome, Who humbles the haughty and lifts the lowly; withdraws the captive, liberates the humble, and helps the poor; Who responds to His people upon their outcry to Him.
(Stand in preparation for Shemoneh Esrey)
Praises to the Supreme El, the blessed One Who is blessed. Moshe and the Children of Yisra’el exclaimed a song to You with great joy and they all said:
Who is like You among the heavenly powers, Adonai! Who is like You, mighty in holiness, too awesome for praise, doing wonders! (Shemot/Ex. 15:11)
With a new song the redeemed ones praised Your Name at the seashore, all of them in unison gave thanks, acknowledge Your sovereignty, and said:
Yahuweh shall reign for all eternity!’ (Shemot 15:18)
Rock of Yisra’el, arise to the aid of Yisra’el and liberate, as You pledged, Yehudah (Judah) and Yisra’el. Our Redeemer—Yahuweh Tzva’ot (Yahuweh of Legions), is His Name—Holy One of Yisra’el. (Yeshayahu 47:4) Blessed are You Yahuweh, Who redeemed Yisra’el.
My Master, open my lips, that my mouth may declare Your praise. (Tehillim 51:17)
Blessed are You, Yahuweh, our Elohim and the Elohey of our forefathers, Elohey of Avraham, Elohey of Yitzkhak, and Elohey of Ya’akov; the great, mighty, and awesome El, the supreme El, Who bestows beneficial kindnesses and creates everything, Who recalls the kindnesses of the Patriarchs and brings a Redeemer to their children’s children, for His Name’s sake, with love.
O King, Helper, Savior, and Sheild. Blessed are You, Yahuweh, Shield of Avraham.
You are eternally mighty, Yahuweh, the Resurrector of the dead are You; abundantly able to save. Yahushua is Your name. Proverbs 30:4
He sustains the living with kindness, resurrects the dead with abundant mercy, supports the fallen, heals the sick, releases the confined, and maintains His faith to those asleep in the dust. Who is like You, O Master of mighty deeds, and who is comparable to You, O King Who causes death and restores life and makes salvation sprout!
And You are faithful to resurrect the dead. Blessed are You, Yahuweh, Who resurrects the dead.
Holiness of Elohim’s Name
You are holy and Your Name is holy, and holy ones praise You every day, forever. Blessed are You, Yahuweh, the holy El.
Your graciously endow man with wisdom and teach insight to a frail mortal. Endow us graciously from Yourself with wisdom, insight, and discernment. Blessed are You, Yahuweh, gracious Giver of wisdom.
Bring us back, our Father, to Your Torah, and bring us near, our King, to Your service, and influence us to return in perfect repentance before You. Blessed are You, Yahuweh, Who desires repentance.
(strike left side of chest with the right fist while reciting the words ‘erred’ and ‘sinned.’)
Forgive us, our Father, for we have erred; pardon us, our King, for we have willfully sinned; for You pardon and forgive. Blessed are You, Yahuweh, the gracious One Who pardons abundantly.
Behold our afflictions, take up our grievance, and redeem us (Tehillim 119:153-154) speedily for Your Name’s sake, for You are a powerful Redeemer. Blessed are You, Yahuweh, Redeemer of Yisra’el.
Health and Healing
Heal us, Yahuweh—then we will be healed; save us—then we will be saved, for You are our praise. (Yirmeyahu/Jer. 17:14) Bring complete recovery for all our ailments, for You are El, King, the faithful and compassionate Healer. Blessed are You, Adonai, Who heals the sick of His people Yisra’el.
Years of Prosperity
Bless on our behalf—O Yahuweh, our Elohim—this year and all its kinds of crops for the best, and give dew and rain for a blessing on the face of ha-eretz, and satisfy us from Your bounty, and bless our year like the best years. Blessed are You, Yahuweh, Who blesses the years.
Ingathering of Exiles
Sound the great shofar for our freedom, raise the banner to gather our exiles and gather us together from the four corners of the earth. (Yeshayahu 11:12) Blessed are You, Yahweh, Who gathers in the dispersed of His people Yisra’el.
Restoration of Justice
Restore our judges as in earliest times and our counselors as at first; (Yeshayahu 1:26) remove from us sorrow and groan; and reign over—You, Adonai, alone—with kindness and compassion, and justify us through judgment. Blessed are You, Yahuweh, the King Who loves righteousness and judgment. ( Yahushua fulfilled this request Isaiah 53:4-5)
And for slanderers let there be no hope; and may all wickedness perish in an instant; and may all Your enemies be cut down speedily. May You speedily uproot, smash, cast down, and humble the wanton sinners—speedily in our days. Blessed are You, Yahuweh, Who breaks enemies and humbles wanton sinners.
On the righteous, on the devout, on the elders of Your people the Family of Yisra’el, on the remnant of their scholars, on the righteous converts and on ourselves—may Your compassion be aroused, Yahuweh, our Elohim, and give goodly reward to all who sincerely believe in Your Name. Put our lot with them forever, and we will not feel ashamed, for we trust in You. Blessed are You, Yahuweh, Mainstay and Assurance of the righteous.
And to Yerushalayim, Your city, may You return in compassion, and may You rest within it, as You have spoken. May You rebuild it soon in our days as an eternal structure, and may you speedily establish the throne of David within it. Blessed are You, Yahuweh, the Builder of Yerushalayim.
The offspring of Your servant David may You speedily cause to flourish, and enhance his pride through Your salvation, for we hope for Your salvation all day long. Blessed are You, Yahuweh, Who causes the pride of salvation to flourish. (Yahuweh who saves, Yahushua, Jesus)
Acceptance of Prayer
Hear our voice, Yahuweh our Elohim, pity and be compassionate to us, and accept—with compassion and favor—our prayer, for El Who hears prayers and supplications are You. From before Yourself, our King, turn us not away empty-handed, for You hear the prayers of Your people Yisra’el with compassion. Blessed are You, Yahuweh, Who hears prayer. In Yahushua’s name
Be favorable, Yahuweh, our Elohim, toward Your people Yisra’el and their prayer and restore the service to the Holy of Holies of Your Temple. The fire-offerings of Yisra’el and their prayer accept with love and favor, and may the service of Your people Yisra’el always be favorable to You.
May our eyes behold Your return to Tziyon in compassion. Blessed are You, Yahweh, Who restores His Presence to Tziyon.
We gratefully thank you, for it is You Who are Yahuweh, our Elohim and the Elohey of our forefathers for all eternity; Rock of our lives, Sheild of our salvation are You from generation to generation. We shall thank You and relate Your praise (Tehillim 79:13)--for our lives, which are committed to Your power and for our souls that are entrusted to You; for Your miracles that are with us every day; and for Your wonders and favors in every season—evening, morning, and afternoon. The Beneficient One, for Your compassions were never exhausted, and the Compassionate One, for Your kindnesses never ended (Ekha/Lam. 3:22)--always have we put our hope in You.
For all these, may Your Name be blessed and exalted, our King, continually forever and ever.
Yahuweh, Yahuweh who saves, Yahushua Jesus
Everything alive will gratefully acknowledge You, Selah! and praise Your Name sincerely, O El of our salvation and help, Selah! Blessed are You, Yahuweh, Your Name is ‘The Beneficent One’ and to You it is fitting to give thanks.
Establish shalom, goodness, blessing, graciousness, kindness, and compassion upon us and upon all Your people Yisra’el. Bless us, our Father, all of us as one, with the light of Your countenance, for with the light of Your countenance You gave us, Yahuweh, our Elohim, the Torah of life and a love of kindness, righteousness, blessing, compassion, life, and shalom. And may it be good in Your eyes to bless Your people Yisra’el, in every season and in every hour with Your shalom. Blessed are You, Yahuweh, Who blesses His people Yisra’el with shalom.
May the expressions of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart find favor before You, Yahuweh, my Rock and my Redeemer. (Tehillim 19:15)
My El, guard my tongue from evil and my lips from speaking deceitfully. (Tehillim 34:14) To those who curse me, let my soul be silent; and let my soul be like dust to everyone. Open my heart to Your Torah, then my soul will pursue Your commandments. As for all those who design evil against me, speedily nullify their counsel and disrupt their design. Act for Your Name’s sake; act for Your right hand’s sake (Yahushua); act for Your sanctity’s (Holy Spirit) sake; act for Your Torah’s sake. That Your beloved ones may be given rest; let Your right hand (Yahushua)save, and respond to me. (Tehillim 60:7, 108:7)
May the expressions of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart find favor before You, Yahuweh, my Rock and my Redeemer. (Tehillim 19:15)
May it be Your will, Yahuweh our Elohim and the Elohim of our forefathers, that the Holy Temple be rebuilt, speedly in our days. Grant us our share in Your Torah, and may we serve You there with reverence, as in days of old and in former year. Then the offering of Yehudah (Judah) and Yerushalayim will be pleasing to Yahuweh, as in days of old and in former years. (Malakhi 3:4)
It is our duty to praise the Master of all, to ascribe greatness to the Molder of primeval creation, for He has not made us like the nations of the lands, and has not emplaced us like the families of the earth; for He has not assigned our portion like theirs nor our lot like all their multitutdes. (For they bow to vanity and emptiness and pray to a el which helps not. [Yeshayahu 45:20]) But we bend our knees, bow, and acknowledge our thanks before the King Who reigns over kings, the Holy One, Blessed is He. He stretches out heaven and establishes earth’s foundation, (Yeshayahu 51:13) the seat of His homage is in the heavens above and His powerful Presence is in the loftiest heights. He is our Elohim and there is none other. True is our King, there is nothing beside Him, as it is written in His Torah: ‘You are to know this day and take to your heart that Yahuweh is the only Elohim—in heaven above and on the earth below—there is none other.’ (Dvarim 4:39)
Therefore we put our hope in You, Yahuweh our Elohim, that we many soon see Your splendor, to remove detestable idolatry from the earth, and false elohim will be utterly cut off, to prefect the universe through the Almighty’s sovereignty. Then all humanity will call upon Your Name, to turn all the earth’s wicked toward You. All the world’s inhabitants will recognize and know that to You every knee should bend, every tongue should swear. (Yeshayahu 45:23) Before You, Yahuweh, our Elohim, they will bend every knee and cast themselves down and to the glory of Your Name they will render homage, and they will all accept upon themselves the yoke of Your kingship that You may reign over them soon and eternally. For the kingdom is Yours and You will reign for all eternity in glory as it is written in Your Torah: Yahuweh shall reign for all eternity. (Shemot 15:18) And it is said: Yahuweh will be King over all the world—on that day Yahuweh will be One and His Name shall be One. (Zekharyah/Zech. 14:9)
(Yahuweh is my Light—Tehillim/Ps. 27)
Of David: Yahuweh is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? Yahuweh is my life’s strength, whom shall I dread? When evildoers approach me to devour my flesh, my tormentors and my foes against me—it is they who stumble and fall. Though an army would besiege me, my heart would not fear; though war would arise against me, in this I trust. One thing I asked of Adonai, that shall I seek: That I dwell in the House of Adonai all the days of my life; to behold the sweetness of Adonai and to contemplate in His Sanctuary. Indeed, He will hide me in His Shelter on the day of evil; He wil conceal me in the concealment of His Tent, he will lift me upon a rock. Now my head is raised above my enemies around me, and I will slaughter offerings in His Tent accompanied by joyous song; I will sing and make music to Adonai. Adnonai, hear my voice when I call, be gracious toward me and answer me. In Your behalf, my heart has said, ‘Seek My Presence’; Your Presence, Adonai, do I seek. Conceal not Your Presence from me, repel not Your servant in anger. You have been my Helper, abandon me not, forsake me not, O El of my salvation. Though my father and mother have forsaken me, Adonai will gather me in. Teach me Your way, Adonai, and lead me on the path of integrity, because of my watchful foes. Deliver me not to the wishes of my tormentors, for there has arisen against me false witnesses who breathe violence. Had I not trusted that I would see the goodness of Adonai in the land of life! Hope to Adonai, strengthen yourself and He will give you courage; and hope to Adonai.