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Common Daily Blessings and Prayers of Kabbalah

By Arthur Kurzweil

Part of 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)