Common Daily Blessings and Prayers of Kabbalah
Part of the Kabbalah For Dummies Cheat Sheet
When practicing Kabbalah, every moment of the day is a chance to impart a blessing. These common blessings are ways of saying thanks all day long:
Upon waking up in the morning: "I am grateful to you Living and eternal God, for You have returned my soul within me with compassion. Abundant is your faithfulness."
Before studying holy texts: "Blessed are You, O Lord, our God, Ruler of the universe, Who has sanctified us with the holy commandments and has commanded us to engross ourselves in the words of Torah."
Prayer said twice a day, in the morning and at night: "Hear, O Israel, Adonai is our God, Adonai is One."
Prayer to bless your children with every Friday night: "May God bless you and safeguard you. May God illuminate His countenance for you and be gracious to you. May God turn His countenance to you and give you peace."
Blessing to be said upon hearing bad news: "Blessed is the True Judge."
Blessing to say at any time in praise of God: "Baruch HaShem" (bah-rukh ha-shem; Blessed is God)