*These prayers are only suggestions and are based upon traditional Jewish prayers.*
Upon Arising in the Morning
I gratefully thank You, G-d for You have returned my soul within me with compassion.
Declaration of G-d‘s Oneness
G-d is the One and Only. Blessed is the Name of His glorious kingdom for all eternity.
A psalm of thanksgiving, call out to Hashem everyone on earth. Serve Hashem with gladness, come before Him with joyous song. Know that Hashem, He is G-d, it is He Who made us and we are His, His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving, His Courtyards with praise, give thanks to Him, bless His Name. For Hashem is good, His kindness endures forever, and from generation to generation is His faithfulness.
Prohibition of Idolatry
Prohibition of Blasphemy
Prohibition of Theft
Prohibition of Murder
Prohibition of Sexual Misconduct Prohibition of Failure to Establish Courts Prohibition of Eating Live Meat
Praise G-d! Praise Hashem, O my soul! I will praise Hashem while I live, I will make music to my G-d while I exist. Do not rely on nobles nor on a human being, for he holds no salvation. When his spirit departs he returns to his earth, on that day his plans all perish. Praiseworthy is one whose help is Jacob‘s G-d, whose hope is in Hashem, his G-d. He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them, Who safeguards truth forever. He does justice for the exploited; He gives bread to the hungry; Hashem releases the bound. Hashem gives sight to the blind; Hashem straightens the bent; Hashem love the righteous. Hashem protects strangers; orphan and widow He encourages; but the way of the wicked He contorts. Hashem shall reign forever, your G-d, O Zion, from generation to generation. Praise G-d!
Psalm of the Day
Psalm 24 (Sunday)
A Psalm of David. The land and the fullness thereof are the L-rd‘s; the world and those who dwell therein. For He founded it upon seas and established it upon rivers. Who will ascend upon the L-rd‘s mount and who will stand in His Holy Place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not taken My Name in vain and has not sworn deceitfully. He shall receive a blessing grom the L-rd and charity from Hashem his salvation. This is the generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your presence-Jacob, forever. You gates, lift your heads and be uplifted, you everlastin portals, so that the King of Glory may enter. Who is this King of Glory? The L-rd Who is strong and mighty, the L-rd Who is a mighty warrior. You gates, lift your heads and lift up, you everlasting portals, so that the King of Glory may enter. Who is this King of Glory? The L-rd of Hosts-He is the King of Glory forever.
Psalm 48 (Monday)
A song, a psalm of the sons of Korah. The L-rd is great and very much praised, in the city of Hashem, the Mount of His Sanctuary. The fairest of branches, the joy of the entire earth- Mount Zion, by the north side, the city of a great king. Hashem is in its palaces; He is known as a stronghold. For behold, the kings have assembled; they have passed together. They saw, so they wondered; they were startled, yea, they were bewildered. A quaking seized them there, pangs like [those of] a woman in confinement. With an east wind, [with which] You break the ships of Tarshish. As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of Hosts, in the city of Hashem; Hashem shall establish it forever and ever. We hoped, O L-rd, for Your kindness in the midst of Your Temple. As is Your name, O Hashem, so is Your praise upon the ends of the earth; Your right hand is full of righteousness. Mount Zion shall rejoice; the daughters of Judah shall exult for the sake of Your judgments. Encompass Zion and surround it, count its towers. Give heed to its walls, raise its palaces, in order that you may tell a later generation. For this is Hashem, our Hashem forever and ever; He shall lead us as in youth.
Psalm 82 (Tuesday)
A song of Asaph. Hashem stands in the congregation of Hashem; in the midst of the judges He will judge. How long will you judge unjustly and favor the wicked forever? Judge the poor and orphan; justify the humble and the impoverished. Release the poor and the needy; save [them] from the hands of [the] wicked. They did not know and they do not understand [that] they will walk in darkness; all the foundations of the earth will totter. I said, “You are angelic creatures, and all of you are angels of the Most High.” Indeed, as man, you will die, and as one of the princes, you will fall. Arise, O Hashem, judge the earth, for You inherit all the nations.
Psalm 94, 95:1-3 (Wednesday)
O Hashem of vengeance, O L-rd; O Hashem show vengeance. Exalt Yourself, O Judge of the earth, render to the haughty their recompense. How long will the wicked, O L-rd, how long will the wicked rejoice? They spout forth, they speak falsely; all workers of violence boast. Your people, O L-rd, they crush, and Your inheritance they afflict. They slay the widow and the stranger, and they murder the orphans. They say, “Yah will not see, nor will Hashem of Jacob understand.” Understand, you most boorish of the people, and [you] fools, when will you gain intelligence? Will He Who implants the ear not hear or will He Who forms the eye not see? Will He Who chastises nations not reprove? [He is] the One Who teaches man knowledge. The L-rd knows man’s thoughts that they are vanity. Fortunate is the man whom You, Yah, chastise, and from Your Torah You teach him. To grant him peace from days of evil, while a pit is a dug for the wicked. For the L-rd will not forsake His people, nor will He desert His inheritance. For until righteousness will judgment return, and after it all those upright in heart. Who will rise up for me against evildoers; who will stand up for me against workers of violence? Had not the L-rd been my help, in an instant my soul would rest silent. If I said, “My foot has slipped,” Your kindness, O L-rd, supported me. With my many thoughts within me, Your consolations cheered me. Will the throne of evil join You, which forms iniquity for a statute? They gather upon the soul of the righteous and condemn innocent blood. But the L-rd was my fortress, and my Hashem the rock of my refuge. And He returned upon them their violence, and for their evil, may He cut them off; may the L-rd our Hashem cut them off. Come, let us sing praises to the L-rd; let us shout to the rock of our salvation. Let us greet His presence with thanksgiving; let us shout to Him with songs. For the L-rd is a great G-d and a great King over all divine powers.
Psalm 81 (Thursday)
For the conductor, on the gittith, of Asaph. Sing praises to the G-d Who is our might, sound the shofar to the G-d of Jacob. Raise [your voice in] song and give forth [with] a timbrel, a pleasant harp with a lyre. Sound the shofar on the New Moon, on the appointed time for the day of our festival. For it is a statute for Israel, the judgment of the G-d of Jacob. As a testimony for Jehoseph, He ordained it, when he went forth over the land of Egypt, when I understood a language that I had not known. I removed his shoulder from burdens; his hands were removed from the cauldron. In distress, you called and I released you; I answered you-though you called in secret- with thunder; I tried you by the waters of Meribah, forever. Hearken, My people, and I shall admonish you, Israel, if you hearken to Me. No strange god shall be within you, neither shall you prostrate yourself to a foreign god. I am the L-rd, your G-d, Who brought you up from the land of Egypt; open your mouth wide, and I shall fill it. But My people did not hearken to My voice, neither did Israel desire to follow Me. So I let them go after their heart’s fantasies; let them go in their counsels. If only My people would hearken to Me, if Israel would go in My ways. In a short time I would subdue their enemies and upon their enemies I would return My hand. The enemies of the L-rd would lie to Him, and their time would be forever. Then He would feed them with the fat of wheat and I would sate you with honey from a rock.
Psalm 93 (Friday)
The L-rd has reigned; He has attired Himself with majesty; yea the L-rd has attired Himself, He has girded Himself with might. The world also is established that it cannot be moved. Your throne is established of old; You are from everlasting. The rivers have raised, O L-rd, the rivers have raised their voice; the rivers have raised their depths. More than the voices of great waters and more than the mightiest breakers of the sea, is the L-rd mighty on high. Your testimonies are very faithful to Your house, the dwelling of holiness, O L-rd, to the length of days.
Psalm 92 (Seventh Day)
A song with musical accompaniment for the Sabbath day. It is good to give thanks to the L-rd, and to sing to Your name, O Most High. To declare in the morning Your kindness and Your faith at night. Upon a ten-stringed harp and upon a psaltery, with speech upon a harp. For You have made me happy O L-rd, with Your work; with the work of Your hands I shall exalt. How great are Your works, O L-rd! Your thoughts are very deep. A boorish man does not know; neither does a fool understand this. When the wicked flourish like grass, and all workers of violence blossom, only to be destroyed to eternity. But You remain on high forever, O L-rd. For behold Your enemies, O L-rd, for behold Your enemies will perish; all workers of violence will scatter. But You have raised my horn like that of a wild ox; to soak me with fresh oil. My eye has gazed upon those who stare at me [with envy]; when evildoers rise up against me, my ears hear [them]. The righteous one flourishes like the palm; as a cedar in Lebanon he grows. Planted in the house of the L-rd, in the courts of our G-d they will flourish. They will yet grow in old age; fat and fresh will they be. To declare that the L-rd is upright, my rock in Whom there is no injustice.
Psalm 104 – Rosh Chodesh (New Moon)
My soul, bless the L-rd. My G-d, You are very great, You are attired with majesty and beauty. You enwrap Yourself with light like a garment; [You] extend the heavens like a curtain. Who roofs His upper chambers with water; Who makes clouds His chariot, which goes on the wings of the wind. He makes winds His messengers, burning fire His ministers. He founded the earth on its foundations that it not falter to eternity. You covered the deep as [with] a garment; the waters stand on the mountains. From Your rebuke they fled; from the sound of Your thunder they hastened away. They ascended mountains, they descended into valleys to this place, which You had founded for them. You set a boundary that they should not cross, that they should not return to cover the earth. He sends the springs into the streams; they go between the mountains. They water every beast of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. Beside them the fowl of the heavens dwell; from between the branches they let out their voices. He waters the mountains from His upper chambers; from the fruit of Your works the earth is sated. He causes grass to sprout for the animals and vegetation for the work of man, to bring forth bread from the earth. And wine, which cheers man’s heart, to make the face shine from oil, and bread, which sustains man’s heart. The L-rd‘s trees are sated, the cedars of Lebanon, which He planted. Where birds nest; as for the stork-the high junipers are its home. The lofty mountains for the ibexes; the rocks a shelter for the hyraxes. He made the moon for the appointed seasons; the sun knows its setting. You make darkness and it is night, in which every beast of the forest moves about. The young lions roar for prey and to beg their food from G-d. When the sun rises they gather in and couch in their dens. Man goes out to his work, to his labor until evening. How great are Your works, O L-rd! You have made them all with wisdom; the earth is full of Your possessions! This sea-great and wide; there are creeping things and innumerable beasts, both small and large. There the ships go; You formed this leviathan with which to sport. They all look to You with hope, to give their food in its time. You give them that they may gather; You open Your hand that they may be sated with goodness. You hide Your countenance and they are frightened; You gather in their spirit and they perish and return to their dust. You will send forth Your spirit and they will be created, and You will renew the surface of the ground. The glory of the L-rd will be forever; the Lord will rejoice with His works. He Who looks at the earth and it quakes; He touches the mountains and they emit smoke. I shall sing to the L-rd while I am alive; I shall sing praises to my G-d as long as I exist. May my speech be pleasing to Him; I shall rejoice with the L-rd. Sinners will be destroyed from the earth and the wicked will be no more; my soul, bless the Lo- rd. Hallelujah.
Grace After Meals
Blessed is our G-d, He of Whose we have eaten and through Whose goodness we live. Blessed is He and Blessed is His Name.
Blessed are You, G-d, Who casts the bonds of sleep upon my eyes and slumber upon my eyelids. May it be Your will, G-d, that You lay me down to sleep in peace and raise me erect in peace. May my ideas, bad dreams, and bad notions not confound me. May my offspring be perfect before You, and may You illuminate my eyes lest I die in sleep, for it is You Who illuminates the pupil of the eye. Blessed are You Who illuminates the entire world with His glory. G-d is the One and Only. Blessed is the Name of His glorious kingdom for all eternity.
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