Modeh Ani and Shalom Aleichem

What you yourself hate, don’t do to your neighbor.
This is the whole law; the rest is commentary.
~ Rabbi Hillel (30 BC – 10 AD)

The Jewish people have a long and rich tradition of prayer. For observant Jews prayer is an integral part of their everyday life. There are prayers to be recited before enjoying any material pleasure, prayers to recite before performing any mitzvah (commandment), prayers to recite upon seeing anything unusual (such as a king, a rainbow, or the site of a great tragedy), prayers to recite whenever some good or bad thing happens, and prayers to recite before going to bed at night. All of these prayers are in addition to formal prayer services, which are performed three times a day every weekday and additional times on shabbat (Sabbath) and festivals.

Mode Ani in HebrewModeh ani l’faneykha, melekh chai vekayam,
she-hechezarta bi nishmati bechemlah,
rabbah emunatekha.

I offer thanks to You, living and eternal King,
for You have mercifully restored my soul within me;
Your faithfulness is great.

Shalom Aleichem in Hebrew

Shalom aleichem, mal’achei hasharet, mal’achei elyon.
Mimelech mal’achei ham’lachim, hakadosh baruch Hu.

Bo’achem leshalom, mal’achei hashalom, mal’achei elyon.
Mimelech mal’achei ham’lachim, hakadosh baruch Hu.

Bar’chuni leshalom, mal’achei hashalom, mal’achei elyon.
Mimelech mal’achei ham’lachim, hakadosh baruch Hu.

Tzetchem leshalom, mal’achei hashalom, mal’achei elyon.
Mimelech mal’achei ham’lachim, hakadosh baruch Hu.

Peace upon you, ministering angels, messengers of the Most High,
of the Supreme King of Kings, the Holy One, blessed be He.

Come in peace, messengers of peace, messengers of the Most High,
of the Supreme King of Kings, the Holy One, blessed be He.

Bless me with peace, messengers of peace, messengers of the Most High,
of the Supreme King of Kings, the Holy One, blessed be He.

May your departure be in peace, messengers of peace, messengers of the Most High,
of the Supreme King of Kings, the Holy One, blessed be He.

This Week’s Affirmation:

“We are all related.”

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

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