Dear Friends,

Faith, Hope, and Healing were created knowing that one can never have enough of these qualities. At the onset of any difficulty in life, be it physical, mental, spiritual or emotional, there is always a tendency to lose faith and then lose hope or vice versa. Please allow your heart to be open and your mind to be cleared beginning this moment so that the fullest benefit of your prayers may reach the Divine within each of us.

The Chasid believes that the only prerequisite to reach God is a desire. I believe that I speak for many, if not all of us, when I say that our yearning is to be closer to God. Our souls reach out hoping for a connection that will make us whole. We are searching for a presence that will calm and ease the storms of life that weigh heavily upon us.

These prayers were chosen specifically with the theme of healing in mind.

Come, let us walk together, hand in hand in Faith, Hope, and Healing.

Many Blessings,

Cantor Stephanie

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Call To Worship

Bar'chu et Adonai'vorah
Baruch Adonai ham'vorach l'olam va'ed

Praise Adonai to whom our praise is due! Praised be Adonai to whom our praise is due, now and forever!

O Source of life, keep me in awe of sunrise and sunset, rainbows, moonlight and stars, seasons melting into seasons. Keep me in wonder of things grand as mountains and oceans, as humble as dandelions and daisies, as miraculous as butterflies emerging from cocoons.

Let me find joy in ordinary days, contentment in quiet living, delight in small pleasures.
Let me embrace happiness (even though…),
Celebrate life (even though…),
Praise You (even though…)

Whose Word Makes Evening Fall

Baruch atah Adonai, eloheinu melech ha'olam,
asher bidvaro ma'ariv aravim. B'chochmah pote-
iach sha'arim uvit'vunah m'shaneh itim, umachalif et
hazmanim, um'sadeir et hakochavim b'mishm'rotei-
hem barakia kirtsono. Borei yom valailah, goleil or
mip'nei choshech v'choshech mip'nei or, uma'avir
yom umeivi lailah, umavdil ben yom uvein lailah,
Adonai Ts'va'ot shmo.
Eil chai v'kayam, tamid yimloch aleinu l'olam
va'ed. Baruch atah Adonai, hama'ariv aravim.

We praise You, Adonai our God, Ruler of the universe, whose word makes evening fall. Your wisdom opens heaven's gates, your understanding makes the ages pass and the seasons alternate, and your will orders the stars in their places as they travel through the skies. You are Creator of day and night, and set day and night apart. Your name is the God of Host. May the living and eternal God rule us always, to the end of time. We praise You, Adonai, whose word makes evening fall.


Aleinu l'shabei'ach la'adon hakol, lateit g'dulah
L'yotzeir b'reishit, shelo asanu k'goyei ha'aratzot
V'lo samanu k'misp'chot ha'adamah. Shelo sam
Chelkeinu kahem v'goraleinu k'chol hamonam
Va'anachnu kor'im umishtachavim umodim lifnei
Melech mal
Chei ham'lachim hakadosh baruch hu.

We must praise the God of all, the Maker of heaven and earth, who has set us apart from the other families of the earth, giving us a destiny unique among the nations. We therefore bow in awe and thanksgiving before the One who is sovereign over all, the Holy and Blessed One.

Shehu noteh shamayim v'yosed aretz umoshav y'karo
Bashamayim mima'al ush'chinat uzo b'gavhei
M'romim. Hu eloheinu ein od emet malkeinu efes
Zulato kakatuv b'torato v'yadata hayom v'hashivota el
L'vavecha ki Adonai hu haelohim bashamayim mima'al
V'al ha'aretz mitachat ein od.

You spread out the heavens and established the earth; You are our God, there is none else. In truth You alone are our Ruler, as it is written: “Know then this day and take it to heart: Adonai is God in the heavens above and on the earth below; there is none else.”

V'ne'emar v'hayah Adonai l'melch al kol ha'arets
Bayom hahu y'hiyeh Adonai echad ush'mo echad

And it has been said: The Eternal God shall rule over the earth; on that day You shall be One and your name shall be One.

Eternal Love

Ahavat olam beit Yisrael amcha ahavta
Torah umitzvot, chukim umishpatim otanu limad'ta
Al ken Adonai eleheinu b'shochveinu uv'kumeinu
nasiach b'chukecha v'nismach b'divrei toratecha
uv'mitzvotecha l'olam va'ed

Ki hem chayeinu v'orech yameinu uvahem neh'geh
yomam valailah. V'ahavat'cha al tasir mimenu l'o-
lamim. Baruch atah Adonai ohev amo Yisrael

Unending is Your love for Your people, the House of Israel. Torah and Mitzvot, laws and precepts have You taught us. Therefore, O Lord our God, when we lie down and when we rise up, we will meditate on Your laws and rejoice in Your Torah and Mitzvot forever. Day and night we will reflect on them, for they are our life and the length of our days. Then Your love shall never depart from our hearts. Blessed is Adonai, who loves the people Israel .


Ata gibor l'olam, Adonai,
Mechayei hakol ata, rav l'hoshia.
M'chalkeil chayim b'chesed,
Mechayei hakol b'rachamim rabim.
Someich noflim v'rofei cholim,
Umatir asurim, um'kayeim
Emunato lisheinei afar.
Mi chamocha, ba'al gevurot,
Umi domeh lach,
Melech meimit umechayeh
Umatmiach yeshua?
V'ne'eman ata l'hachayot hakol.
Baruch ata, Adonai, mechayei hakol.

Eternal is might, O God; all life is your gift; great is your power to save! With love you sustain the living, with great compassion give life to all. You send help to the falling and healing to the sick; You bring freedom to the captive and keep faith with those who sleep in the dust. Who is like You, Mighty One? Who is Your equal, Author of life and death, Source of salvation? We praise You, Adonai, the Source of life.


Mi chamoca ba'eilm, Adonai?
Mi Kamocha, ne'edar bakodesh
Norah t'hilot oseh feleh
Mal'chut'cha ra'u vanecha bokeia yam lifnei
“Zeh eili” anu v'amru. “Adonai yimloch l'olam

Who is like You, Eternal One, among the gods that are worshipped? Who is like You, majestic in holiness, awesome in splendor, doing wonders? In their escape from the sea, Your children saw Your sovereign might displayed. “This is my God!” they cried. “The Eternal One will reign for ever and ever!”

Eternal spirit, make Your presence felt among us. Help us to find the courage to affirm You and to do Your will, even when the shadows fall upon us. When our own weakness and the storms of life hide You from our sight, teach us that You are near to each one of us at all times, and especially when we strive to live truer, gentler, nobler lives. Give us trust, Adonai; give us peace, and give us light. May our hearts find their rest in You.

The Angel's Blessing

Mi y'mini Michael, umismoli Gavriel.
Umi l'fanai Urieil, umei achorai R'faeil,
V'al roshi Sh'china.

May our right hand bring us closer to our Godliness.
May our left hand give us strength to face each day.
And before us may our visions light our paths ahead,
And behind us may well-being heal our way.
All around us is Shechinah.

May Michael be at my right hand, Gabriel at my left. Before me Uriel, behind me Raphael, and above my head, the Divine Presence.


Hashkiveinu, Adonai Eloheinu, l'shalom
V'ha'amideinu, malkeinu, l'chaim.
Ufros aleinu sukkat
Shlomecha vtak'ne'inu b'eytza tova milfanecha

Grant, O Eternal God, that we may lie down in peace, and raise us up, O Sovereign, to life renewed. Spread over us the shelter of Your peace.

Our Ancestors

Baruch atah Adonai eloheinu veilohei avoteinu
v'imoteinu. Elohei Avraham elohei Yitzchak velohei
Ya'akov elohei Sarah elohei Rivkah elohei Leah
velohei Rachel.
Ha el hagadol hagibor v'hanora el elyon. Gomeil
chasadim tovim v'konei hakol v
Zocheir chasdei avot
v'imahot umeivi g'ulah livnei v'neihem l'ma'an sh'mo
Melech ozeir umoshia umagen. Baruch atah Adonai
magein Avraham v'ezrat Sarah.

Praised be our God, the God of our fathers and our mothers: God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob; God of Sarah, God of Rebecca, God of Leah, and God of Rachel; great, mighty, and awesome God, God supreme. Ruler of all the living, Your ways are ways of love. You remember the faithfulness of our ancestors, and in love bring redemption to their children's children for the sake of Your name. You are our Sovereign and our Help, our Redeemer, and our Shield. We praise You, Adonai, Shield of Abraham and Sarah's Help.

Source of all being, we turn to You as did our people in ancient days. They beheld You in the heavens; they felt You in their hearts; they sought You in their lives.

Now their quest is ours. Help us, O God, to see the wonder of being. Give us the courage to search for truth. Teach us the path to a better life. So shall we, by our lives and our labors, bring nearer to realization the great hope inherited from ages past, for a world transformed by liberty, justice and peace.

To Pray – Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel in “Man's Quest for God”

To pray is to take notice of the wonder, to regain a sense of the mystery that animates all beings, the divine margin in all attainments. Prayer is our humble answer to the inconceivable surprise of living. It is all we can offer in return for the mystery by which we live. Who is worthy to be present at the constant unfolding of time? Amidst the meditation of mountains, the humility of flowers-wiser that all alphabets-clouds that die constantly for the sake of Gods glory, we are hating, hunting, hurting, Suddenly we feel ashamed of our clashes and complaints in the face of the tacit glory in nature. It is so embarrassing to live! How strange we are in the world, and how presumptuous our doings! Only one response can maintain us; gratefulness for witnessing the wonder, for the gift of our unearned right to serve, to adore, and to fulfill. It is gratefulness which makes the soul great.

A Prayer for Prayer – U.A.H.C. Healing Service

O My God
My soul's companion
My heart's precious friend
I turn to You.

I need to close out the noise
To rise above the noise
The noise that interrupts-
The noise that separates-
The noise that isolates.
I need to hear You again.

In the silence of my innermost being,
In the fragments of my yearned-for wholeness,
I hear whispers of Your presence-
Echoes of the past when You were with me
When I felt Your nearness
When together we walked –
When You held me close, embraced me in Your, laughed with me in my joy.
I yearn to hear You again.
In your oneness, I find healing.
In the promise of Your love, I am soothed.
In Your wholeness, I too can become whole again.

Please listen to my call-
     Help me find the words
     Help me find the strength within
     Help me shape my mouth, my voice, my heart
So that I can direct my spirit and find You in prayer
In words only my heart can speak
In songs only my soul can sing
Lifting my eyes and heart to you.
Adonai S'fatai Tiftach – open my lips, precious God,
So that I can speak with You again.

Unending Love

We are loved
     by unending love.
We are embraced
     by arms that find us even when we are hidden from ourselves.
We are touched
     by fingers that soothe us.
Even when
     we are too proud for soothing.
We are counseled
     by voices that guide us even when we are too embittered to hear.
We are loved
     by an unending love.
We are supported
     by hands that uplift us even in the midst of a fall.
We are urged on
     by eyes that meet us even when we are too weak for meeting.
We are loved
     by an unending love.
Embraced, touched, soothed, and
Ours are the arms,
     the fingers, the voices;
Ours are the hands,
     the eyes, the smiles;
We are loved
     by unending love.

Three Directions – Rabbi Nahman of Bratislav

A person reaches in three directions:
     Inward, to oneself
     up,to God
     out, to others.

The miracle of life is that
     In truly reaching
     In any one direction,
     One embraces all three.

Creation – Congregation Sha'ar Zahav

My God, I thank You for my life and my soul and my body; for my way of thinking and talking. Help me realize that in my qualities, I am unique in the world, and that no one like me has ever lived; for if there had ever before been someone like me, I would not have needed to exist. Help me make perfect my own ways of love and caring, that by becoming complete in my own way, I can honor Your name, and help bring about the coming of the Messianic Age.

Oh, God You have called us into life, and set us in the midst of purposes we cannot measure or understand. Yet we thank You for the good we know, for the life we have, and for the gifts that are our daily portion:

For health and healing, for labor and repose, for the ever renewed beauty of earth and sky, for thoughts of truth and justice which stir us from our ease and move us to acts of goodness, and for the contemplation of Your eternal presence, which fills us with hope that what is good and lovely cannot perish.

To Hope Again – Rabbi Harold Schulweis

The last word has not been spoken,
The last sentence has not been written,
The final verdict is not in.
It is never too late
To change my mind,
My direction,
To say no to the past
And yes to the future,
To offer remorse,
To ask and give forgiveness,
It is never too late to start over again,
To feel again
to love again
to hope again…

O God of peace, we seek rest for our spirits, and light for our thoughts. We bring our work to be sanctified, our wounds to be healed, our sins to be forgiven, our hopes to be renewed. O, Eternal, God of harmony, draw us close to You; resolve the discords of our lives. You in whom all are one, lift us from the loneliness of self, and fill us with the fullness of You love. Your greatness is beyond our praise. Raise us beyond the limits of our daily imperfections. Send us visions of the love that is in You, and of the good that may be in us.

Sing a Song

Sing a new song to God!
     Sing to God all the earth!
Let the earth ring out in song to God.
     Sing to God a new song!
Break forth, sing aloud, shout praise!
     Sing to God all the earth!
Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice.
     Let the sea roar, and all that fills it.
Let the field exult, and all its creatures.
     Let the trees of the forest sing for joy.
Sing to God all the earth!
     Sing to God a new song!
Let the rivers clap hands.
     Let the mountains sing for joy.
Sing to God all the earth!
     Break forth, sing aloud, shout praise!

Pray for Strength, Hope and Courage – Rabbi Harold Kushner

“We don't have to beg or bribe God to give us strength or hope or patience. We need only turn to the One, admit that we can't do this on our own, and understand that bravely bearing up under long-term illness is one of the most human, and one of the most godly things we can ever do. One of the things that constantly reassures me that God is real, and not just an idea that religious leaders made up, is the fact that people who pray for strength, hope, and courage so often find resources of strength, hope, and courage that they did not have before they prayed.”

Incline You ear, Adonai, answer me
For I am poor and needy.
Preserve my life, for I am steadfast;
O You, my God
Deliver Your servant who trusts in You.

Have mercy on me, Adonai,
For I call to You all day long;
Bring joy to Your servant's life,
For on You, Adonai, I set my hope
For You, Adonai, are good and forgiving,
Abounding in steadfast love to all who call on You.

Give ear, Adonai, to my prayer;
Heed my plea for mercy.
In my time of trouble, I call You,
For You will answer me.

Praying for the Sunset Prayer – Jacob Glabstein (Translated from the Yiddish by Ruth Whitman)

I'll let you in on a secret
about how one should pray the sunset prayer.
It's a juicy bit of praying,
like strolling on grass,
nobody's chasing you, nobody hurries you.
You walk toward your Creator
with gifts in pure, empty hands.
The words are golden,
their meaning is transparent,
it's as though you're saying them
for the first time.

If you don't catch on
that you should feel a little elevated,
you're not praying the sunset prayer.
The tune is sheer simplicity,
you're just lending a helping hand
to the sinking day.
It's a heavy responsibility.
You take a created day
and you slip it
into the archive of life,
where all our lived-out days are lying together.

The day is departing with a quiet kiss.
It lies open at your feet
while you stand saying the blessings.
You can't create anything yourself, but you
can lead the day to its end and see
clearly the smile of its going down.
See how whole it all is,
not diminished for a second,
how you age with the days
that keep dawning,
how you bring your lived-out day
as a gift to eternity.

Life's Crossroads – Author Unknown

Sometimes we come to life's crossroads and view what we think is the end,
But God has a much wider vision and God knows it's only a bend-
The road will go on and get smoother, and after we've stopped for a rest,
The path that lies hidden beyond us is often the part that is best.
So rest and relax and grow stronger
Let go and let God share your load,
And have faith in a brighter tomorrow
You've just come to a bend in the road.


When you've come to the edge of all the light you know
And are ready to jump off into the darkness of the unknown.
Faith is knowing one of two things will happen.
There will be something solid to stand on
Or you will be taught how to fly.

For what shall we pray?
Let us ask that we be cheerful, kind and friendly;
That we seek the good in all, the enmity in none;
That we try never to criticize, make no promise we cannot keep;
That we be loyal to our temple and to our friends;
That we be calm in time of trouble, think before we
speak, hold onto our temper when things go wrong;
And every day by word and deed, in some unselfish
way, may we try to make someone happy.
And may the Almighty help us see our prayers answered.

I believe in the sun even when it is not shining.
I believe in love even when not feeling it.
I believe in God even when God is silent.

Inscription found on the wall of a cellar in Cologne where Jews hid from the Nazis. In Likrat Shabbat

Silent Prayer – Ferdinand M. Isserman in Likrat Shabbat

Prayer invites God to let God's presence suffuse our spirits, to let God prevail in our lives. Prayer cannot bring water to parched fields, or mend a broken bridge, or rebuild a ruined city; but prayer can water an arid soul, mend a broken heart, and rebuild a weakened will.

To everything there is a season,
And a time to every purpose under heaven.
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal,
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance.
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing.
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to cast away.
A time to rend, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silent, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate,
A time for war, and a time for peace.

T'Filat Haderech – Deborah Lynn Friedman

May we be blessed as we go our way
May we be guided in peace
May we be blessed with health and joy
may this be our blessing, Amen
May we be sheltered by the wings of peace
May we be kept in safety and in love
May grace and compassion find their way to every soul
May this be our blessing, Amen

As I Breathe, May I Receive – Elaine Gilner Freidman

As I breathe, may I receive.
May I be surrounded in the protective
glow of Divine light
May I allow myself to feel and absorb this
Divine presence.
As I breathe, may I receive.
May it awaken within me the force of my
vitality and the strength of my own will.
As I breathe, may I receive.
May my willingness to believe in my own
well-being be enhanced, embellished and enriched.
May my faith in my own healing powers
Be renewed.
As I breathe, may I receive.
May I cherish and love myself for who I
Really am:
     Weak and strong;
     selfish and selfless;
     learner and teacher;
     prideful and humble;
     believer and non-believer.

As I breathe, may I receive.
May this love for self merge with God's love
And with the love of all humanity.

As I breathe, may I receive.
May I feel this love, acknowledge it, and
Take it in, knowing and recognizing that
Love and God's presence is always there.
As I breathe, may I receive
As I breathe, may I believe.

My Soul Thirsted for Thee – Nahum Glatzer in “Language of Faith”

O God, thou art my God, earnestly will I seek thee;
My soul thirsted for thee,
My flesh longeth for thee,
In a dry and weary land, where no water is.
So I have looked for thee in the sanctuary,
To see thy power and thy glory.

For thy loving-kindness is better than life;
My lips shall praise thee.
So will I bless thee as long as I live;
In thy name will I lift up my hands.

For thou hast been my help,
And in the shadow of thy wings do I rejoice.
My soul cleaveth unto thee;
Thy right hand holdeth me fast.

Oriental Rugs – Sidney Greenberg in “A Treasury of the Art of Living”

Oriental rugs which are found in many homes are all woven by hand. Usually, there will be a group of people waving a single rug together under the directions of an artist who issues instructions to the rest. He determines the choice of colors and the nature of the pattern.

It often happens that one of the weavers inserts the wrong color thread. The artist may have called for blue and instead black was used. If you examine an oriental rug carefully, you may be able to detect such irregularities. What is significant about them is that they were not removed. The skillful artist just proceeded to weave them into the pattern.

Here is a wise procedure that we can follow in life. We should like the patterns of our lives to be woven exclusively of bright-colored threads. But every now and then, a dark thread steals into the fabric. If we are true artists of life, we can weave even this thread into the pattern and make it contribute its share to the beauty of the world.

We pray that we might know before whom we stand: The Power whose gift is life, who quickens those who have forgotten how to live.

We pray for winds to disperse the choking air of sadness, for cleansing rains to make parched hopes flower, and to give all of us the strength to rise up towards the sun.

We pray for love to encompass us for no other reason save that we are human—that we may all blossom into persons who have gained power over our lives.

We pray to stand upright, we fallen; to be healed, we sufferers; we pray to break the bonds that keep us from the world of beauty; we pray for opened eyes, we who are blind to our authentic selves.

We pray that we may walk in the garden of a purposeful life, our own powers in touch with the power of the world.

Praise to the God whose gift is life, whose cleansing rains let parched men and women flower toward the sun.

Sacred texts – Cold Loneliness

We are all aware of the many blessings which illumine our lives, yet each of us experiences times when our doubts, our fears, even our anger keeps us from feeling Your healing presence. We are not alone in these moments, however. These feeling have been heard throughout the ages within our tradition. Our ancestors also felt this cold loneliness. Our sacred texts give voice to these eternal truths and emotions.

I am weary with calling, my throat is dry; my eyes fail while I wait for God. (Psalm 69.4)

I call God to mind, I moan, I complain, my spirit fails. (Psalm 77:4)

I am disgusted with life; I will give reign to my complaint, speak in the bitterness of my soul. (Job 10:1)

Why Adonai do You reject me, why do You hide your face from me? For I have been afflicted and near death. (Psalm 88:15-16)

My God, my God, why have You abandoned me; why so far from delivering me and from my anguished roaring. My God, I cry by day, You answer not; by night, and have no respect. (Psalm 22:2-3)

Adonai, hear my prayer, let my cry come before You to not hide You face from me in my time of trouble.

Turn Your ear to me when I cry, answer me speedily. (Psalm 102:2-3)

Peace, shalom
Is not
The absence of difficulties
The handling of difficulties
Without loss of balance.
Shalom is not the absence of tension
But the acceptance of it as part of the Way…

…Shalom is the ability to see the grain of life
and act in accord with it;
to discover that effortless effort,
action in tune with the Way of Universe,
is the secret of both peace and power.

A Litany for Healing – Healing Service at The Jewish Healing Center, San Francisco , California

We pray for those who are now ill.
     Source of Life, we pray: Heal them.
We pray for those who are affected by illness, anguish and pain.
     Heal them.
Grant courage to those whose bodies, holy proof of Your creative goodness, are violated by illness and the pain of illness.
     Encourage them.
Grant strength and compassion to families and friends who give their loving care, support and help to overcome despair.
     Strengthen them.
Grant wisdom to those who probe the deepest complexities of your world as they labor in the search for treatment and cures.
     Inspire them.
Grant clarity of vision and strength of purpose to the leaders of our institutions and our government. May they be moved to act with justice and compassion and find the courage to overcome fear and hatred.
     Guide them and bless us all.

Footsteps in the Sand – U.A.H.C. Healing Service

Our tradition tells the story of a person walking along the seashore, reflecting on life and love, the joys each day brings. Close to God since childhood, our friend always imagines the footsteps of God alongside her own. There is a security, a warm feeling.

But one day, a day when she needed God the most, her footsteps seemed clearer than usual. Why? She realized: only one set of footprints are in the sand! I am walking alone.

She said to God: “I need You all the time and You walk with me; and yet when I need You the most, there are but one set of footprints in the sand!” God replied: “It is on days such as those that I carry you.”

Prayer for Those Who Help – U.A.H.C. Healing Service

May the One who blessed our forbearers be present to those who provide help for ill and troubled among us. May they be filled with fortitude and courage, endowed with sympathy and compassion, as they give strength to those at their side. May they fight against despair, and continue to find within themselves the will to reach out to those in need. And in their love of others, may they know the blessing of community, and the blessing of renewed faith.

A Benediction – U.A.H.C. Healing Service

My heart rises and falls in time to each breath I take.
Each breath brings expansion and contraction of some aspect of my life.
I breathe in love and breathe out hate
I breathe in calm and breathe out stress.
I breathe in acceptance and breathe out the need to judge.
I breathe in patience and understanding and breathe out confusion.
I breathe in compassion and breathe out anger.
Each breath lightens my daily burdens and fills me with love and happiness.


Eternal our God, treat us with compassion all the days of our lives. Assuage our fears, establish the work of our hands, heal our wounds, and save us from the grasp of our enemies. May weeping and wailing not be heard in our homes; may destruction and devastation not be found in our borders. May we be worthy and reverent before You when You teach us Your Torah, and enlighten us in Your presence. Unite our hearts to revere you that we may prosper in all our paths, wherever we turn, until the day when You gather us unto You. Bring us from peace to peace that we may find tranquility in our way of life in Your presence.

I ask God for health that I might do great things.
I was given infirmity that I might do better things.
I asked for strength that I might lead,
I was given weakness that I might learn humbly to obey.
I asked for riches that I might be happy,
I was given poverty so that I might be wise.
I asked for power that I might have the praise of people,
I was given weakness that I might feel the need of God.
I asked for all things that I might enjoy life,
I was given life that I might enjoy all things.
I got nothing that I asked for,
But everything that I hoped for.
Almost despite myself,
My unspoken prayers were answered.
I am among all people most richly blessed.

May the One who blessed our ancestors, Sarah and Abraham, Rebecca and Isaac, Leah, Rachel and Jacob bless… Along with all the ills amongst us. Grant insight to those who bring healing, courage and faith to those who are sick, love and strength to us and all who love them. God, let Your spirit rest upon all who are ill and comfort them. May they and we soon know a time of complete healing, a healing of body and a healing of the spirit and let us say: Amen

Mi Shebeirach – For Healing – Deborah Lynn Friedman and Drorah Setel

Mi shebeirach Avoteinu m'kor ha-bracha L'imoteinu.
May the Source of Strength Who blessed the ones before us,
Help us find the courage to make our lives a blessing,
And let us say, Amen.

Mi shebeirach lmoteinu m'kor ha-bracha L'avoteinu.
Bless those in need of healing with r'fuah sh'leimah,
The renewal of body, the renewal of spirit,
And let us say, Amen.


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