Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Prayer Thanks for the Fruits of our Land and for the Rebuilding of the Temple and Final Redemption
Hashem, thank You for the land of love, flowing with milk and honey!
This holy land is worth so much, more than gold, silver, and money!
What a privilege to live in Your presence under the skies so sunny!
I am enthralled by the trees, flowers, and birds, even by the stray bunny.
Your persecuted people have emerged from the dark, dingy shtetl!
We have entered Your promised land and kept Your command here to settle!
Now we can sit under the grapevine watching butterflies and bees!
Hashem will You please grant Your chosen people everlasting peace!
We treasure our teamwork with You bringing forth budding shoots.
Please ensure that the effort of our toil will establish roots!
How long must we wait until we can bring our first shiny fruits
to Your chosen place – Your Holy House – the aim of all pursuits?
Then we will bring You our olives, pomegranates, figs, and grapes,
in beautifully adorned baskets of many different shapes!
An ox will go before us, his horns bedecked with gold,
an olive-crown on his head, what a sight to behold!
While the flute shall play on our way, Your name will be extolled!
When we arise and go up to Tzion, our dream unfolds!
May we shine Your light to the nations and grow spiritually tall!
Raise us up from the dust and never let us fall!
Please answer us Hashem, every time we call!
We long for the Temple where Your eternal Name can dwell.
Your Presence shining through it will ensure that all is well!
We yearn to cleave to Your light and our thirst for Torah quell!
How long do we have to pray and wait, only time will tell?
Based on Devarim Chapter 26 verse 1-2, 10-11, 15, 17-19
ספר דברים פרק כו פסוק טו הַשְׁקִיפָה מִמְּעוֹן קָדְשְׁךָ מִן הַשָּׁמַיִם וּבָרֵךְ אֶת עַמְּךָ אֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל וְאֵת הָאֲדָמָה אֲשֶׁר נָתַתָּה לָנוּ כַּאֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּעְתָּ לַאֲבֹתֵינוּ אֶרֶץ זָבַת חָלָב וּדְבָשׁ:
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Prayer for Overcoming Spiritual Enemies and Unlocking the Gate of the Book of Life
Hashem, please give me the strength to go out to war!
Empower me that I will never anymore
be seduced by what I on the surface adore!
Help me restore the purity I had before!
Heal my bleeding heart, which is crushed to the core!
Strengthen me and raise my brokenness from the floor!
Help me overcome and open for me a new door!
Hashem why do I not find You here in the field?
Where do You hide amongst the boundless apple yield?
I am longing for an encounter so revealed!
Only by sensing Your presence can I be healed!
It is hard to find the light in the dusk!
Please save me from the evil urge so brusque!
I feel muddily impure, blocked by husk,
tainted with the enticing smell of musk.
I cry out to You, deliver me from the foe!
The one who keeps pushing me down below.
Please chase him, make him turn around and go!
Frighten him daily, when we the Shofar blow!
I am doing my best and I hope that I could
learn to harness the power of evil for good.
Please help me be able to do what I should,
rectifying the things that I misunderstood!
Let me pass before You with Your beloved flock!
Please help me remove each and every single block
Write me in the Book of Life, let the gate unlock!
ואחר כן תבוא אליה - פירוש אתה תכנס ליהנות מאורה, בסוד אומרו נפש עמל עמלה לו (משלי טז כו), ותסייעהו לעמוד בדרך הנאות, ותקרא אתה בעליה שקנית אותה בכח מעשיך, והוא אומרו ובעלתה גם ליום התחיה תהיה מיוחדת לך לחזור לגופך ותעמוד בה, והוא אומרו והיתה לך לאשה: