Prayer for Tuesday (Hoshana Rabba)

Hoshana Rabba, the last day of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, begins at sundown today.

Blessed are you, L-rd, our G-d, king of the universe
who creates the fruit of the vine. (Amen)

Blessed are you, L-rd, our G-d, king of the universe
who has chosen us from among all people, and exalted us above every tongue
and sanctified us with His commandments, and you gave us, Lord our God,
with love appointed festivals for gladness,
festivals and times for joy, this day of
the festival of Sukkot, the time of our gladness
a holy convocation, a memorial of the exodus from Egypt.
Indeed, You have chosen us and made us holy among all peoples
and your holy festivals
in gladness and in joy you have given us for an inheritance.

Blessed are You, who sanctifies Israel and the seasons. (Amen)

(Kiddush for Sukkot)

I invite to my meal the exalted guests, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Aaron, and David. May it please you, Abraham, my exalted guest, that all the other exalted guests dwell with me and with you – Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Aaron, and David.

(Ushpizin, traditional welcoming prayer before a meal in the Sukkah. Each night of Sukkot the order is changed so a different holy “guest” leads. Tonight the order would start with David.)

Today’s Affirmation:

“My life is full of love and joy and all the material things that I need.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)

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One thought on “Prayer for Tuesday (Hoshana Rabba)

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