Amidah

The Amidah is a traditional Jewish prayer said during daily religious services, and makes up the majority of the service liturgy. Some scholars believe that “The Lord’s Prayer” as taught be Yeshua haMasheiach is a simplified form of the Amidah. I have below created a translation of the traditional Jewish Amidah, removing repetitive parts and less necessary prayers, to create a slightly shorter Amidah prayer.

Invitatory Antiphon

“Lord, open my lips, that my mouth shall declare Your praise.” (Psalms 51:17).

Daily Amidah

Blessing 1 Abbot – Fathers

Leader:
   Blessed are You, Lord our God and God of our fathers, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; God Most High, creator of all, and redeemer. King, Helper, Savior and Shield!
All:
   Blessed are You, Lord, the Shield of Abraham.

Blessing 2 Gevurot – God’s Might

Leader:
   You are eternally mighty, Lord. You make the wind blow and the rain fall. You bring the dew.Lord, our mighty Savior, you sustain the living with kindness, you resurrect the dead with great mercy. You aid the fallen, heal the sick, and set captives free; You keep faith with those who sleep in the dust, for You are faithful to revive the dead. 
All:
   Blessed are You, Lord, who resurrects the dead.

Blessing 3 Kedushat haShem – Holiness of God’s Name

Leader:
   You are holy and Your Name is holy, and all that’s holy praise You now and forever. 
All:
   Blessed are You, Lord, the holy God.

Blessing 4 Daily Petitions

Da’at – Wisdom

Leader:
   Lord, source of all wisdom, and teacher of all. Grant us with Your own wisdom, understanding and insight. 
All:
   Blessed are You, Lord, who graciously grants wisdom.

Teshuvah – Repentance

Leader:
   Because we sinned before You—we and our fathers—our glory was removed from the house of our life. May it be Your will Lord, our Father, to draw us near, bring us back to Your Instruction, our King, to Your service, to bring us back to You in perfect repentance, and to bring us up in joy and plant us within your grace. 
All:
   Blessed are You, Lord, who delights in repentance.

Selichah – Forgiveness

Leader:
   Forgive us, our Father, for we have sinned. Pardon us, our King, for we have transgressed. For You pardon and forgive. 
All:
   Blessed are You, Lord, who is gracious and forgiving.

Geulah – Redemption

Leader:
   Lord, look upon our affliction and plead our cause, and redeem us for Your name’s sake, for You are a mighty redeemer. 
All:
   Blessed are You, Lord, our Redeemer and Salvation.

Refuah – Healing

Leader:
   Heal us, Lord, and we shall be healed, save us and we shall be saved, for You are our praise. Grant full recovery for all of our ailments. For You, almighty King, are a faithful and merciful healer. 
All:
   Blessed are You, Lord, Healer of the sick.

Kibbutz Galuyot – Ingathering of Exiles

Leader:
   Sound the great horn for our freedom, raise the banner to gather our exiles, and gather us from the four corners of the earth. 
All:
   Blessed are You, Lord, who gathers the dispersed of His people.

Birkat HaDin – Justice

Leader:
   Restore our judges as in former times, and our counsellors as at the beginning, and remove from us sorrow and sighing. Reign over us, You alone Lord, with kindness and compassion, and clear us in judgement. 
All:
   Blessed are You, Lord, the King who loves righteousness and justice.

Malkhut beit David – House of David

Leader:
   May our love of the Anointed One of the House of Your servant David flourish, as we exalt Your saving power, and we await Your salvation. 
All:
   Blessed are You, Lord of Salvation.

Kabbalat Tefillah – Acceptance of Prayer

Leader:
   Hear our voice, Lord our God, spare us and have pity on us; accept our prayer in mercy and with compassion. Bless all who truly trust in Your name, for in You we trust. 
All:
   Blessed are You, Lord, our aid and trust, who hears prayer and does not turn away empty-handed.

Blessing 5 Avodah – Worship

Leader:
   Be pleased, Lord our God, with Your people and our prayers may You lovingly receive with pleasure. May the service of Your people always be acceptable to You. And let our eyes behold Your merciful return to Zion. 
All:
   Blessed are You, Lord, who restores His Presence to Zion. 

Blessing 6 Hoda’ah – Thanksgiving

Leader:
   We give thanks to You, for throughout every generation You have been the rock of our lives, the shield of our salvation. We thank You and declare Your praise, for our lives are in Your hands, our souls are entrusted to You.
Merciful One, Your mercies never fail, Your kindnesses never cease, Your miracles are daily with us at all times. We place our hope in You, Lord, our King, may Your name be blessed and exalted continually, forever and ever, as all creation gives thanks to You and praises Your name, our salvation and our help.
All:
   Blessed are You, Lord, whose Name is Salvation, to whom it is fitting to give thanks.

Blessing 7 Sim Shalom – Grant Us Peace

Leader:
   Grant peace, goodness and blessing, grace and kindness, and mercy to us and to all Your people. Bless us, our Father, one and all, with the light of Your face. For by the light of Your face, Lord our God, you have given us the Torah of life and love of kindness, charity, blessing, mercy, and peace. May it please You to bless Your people at all times and in every hour with Your peace.
All:
   Blessed are You, Lord, who blesses His people with peace.
Sabbath Amidah

Blessing 1 Abbot – Fathers

Leader:
   Blessed are You, YHVH our Elohim and God of our fathers, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; God Most High, creator of all, and redeemer. King, Helper, Savior and Shield!
All:
   Blessed are You, Lord, the Shield of Abraham.

Blessing 2 Gevurot – God’s Might

Leader:
   You are eternally mighty, YHVH. You make the wind blow and the rain fall. You bring the dew.
   Lord, our mighty Savior, you sustain the living with kindness, you resurrect the dead with great mercy. You aid the fallen, heal the sick, and set captives free; You keep faith with those who sleep in the dust, for You are faithful to revive the dead.
All:
   Blessed are You, YHVH, who resurrects the dead.

Blessing 3 Kedushat haShem – Holiness of God’s Name

Leader:
   You are holy and Your Name is holy,
and all that’s holy praise You now and forever, saying:
All:
   ”Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of Hosts,
Heaven and earth are full of your glory,
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is He who comes in the name of The Lord,
Hosanna in the highest.”

Blessing 4 Shabbat – Sabbaths

Leader:
   Blessed are You, YHVH, our King and our God, for You chose us from amongst all people. You loved us and took pleasure in us, and exalted us above all tongues and sanctified us with Your commandments. You drew us near, to You and Your great and holy Name which You have pronounced upon us. And You, with love, gave us Your Sabbaths for rest and instruction.

But because we sinned before You—we and our fathers—our glory was removed from the house of our life. May it be Your will YHVH, our Father, to draw us near, bring us back to Your Instruction, our King, to Your service, to bring us back to You in perfect repentance, and to bring us up in joy and plant us within your grace. For those who preserve Your ways and call it a delight, they shall all rejoice in Your kingship, they will be satisfied and delight in Your goodness. In this, You take pleasure and You hallow it. Our God and God of our fathers, be pleased with our rest and renew for us on this day, for goodness and for blessing, for happiness and for rejoicing, for life and for peace, and for forgiveness of sins. And may this be the beginning and prelude of the redemption of our souls, for Your people, You chosen from among all nations, and Sabbaths, have You made known to them, and the statutes of Your days, which You established for them.
All:
   Blessed are You Sanctifier of the Sabbath.

Blessing 5 Avodah – Worship

Leader:
   Be pleased, YHVH our Elohim, with Your people and our prayers may You lovingly receive with pleasure. May the service of Your people always be acceptable to You.
All:
   Blessed are You, YHVH, whom alone shall we serve.

Blessing 6 Hoda’ah – Thanksgiving

Leader:
   We give thanks to You, for throughout every generation You have been the rock of our lives, the shield of our salvation. We thank You and declare Your praise, for our lives are in Your hands, our souls are entrusted to You.
Merciful One, Your mercies never fail, Your kindnesses never cease, Your miracles are daily with us at all times. We place our hope in You, Lord, our King, may Your name be blessed and exalted continually, forever and ever, as all creation gives thanks to You and praises Your name, our salvation and our help.
All:
   Blessed are You, Lord, whose Name is Salvation, to whom it is fitting to give thanks.

Blessing 7 Sim Shalom – Grant Us Peace

Leader:
   Grant peace, goodness and blessing, grace and kindness, and mercy to us and to all Your people. Bless us, our Father, one and all, with the light of Your face. For by the light of Your face, Lord our God, you have given us the Torah of life and love of kindness, charity, blessing, mercy, and peace. May it please You to bless Your people at all times and in every hour with Your peace.
All:
   Blessed are You, Lord, who blesses His people with peace.
Holy Days Amidah

Blessing 1 Abbot – Fathers

Leader:
   Blessed are You, YHVH our Elohim and God of our fathers, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; God Most High, creator of all, and redeemer. King, Helper, Savior and Shield!
All:
   Blessed are You, Lord, the Shield of Abraham.

Blessing 2 Gevurot – God’s Might

Leader:
   You are eternally mighty, YHVH. You make the wind blow and the rain fall. You bring the dew.
   Lord, our mighty Savior, you sustain the living with kindness, you resurrect the dead with great mercy. You aid the fallen, heal the sick, and set captives free; You keep faith with those who sleep in the dust, for You are faithful to revive the dead.
All:
   Blessed are You, YHVH, who resurrects the dead.

Blessing 3 Kedushat haShem – Holiness of God’s Name

Leader:
   You are holy and Your Name is holy,
and all that’s holy praise You now and forever, saying:
All:
   ”Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of Hosts,
Heaven and earth are full of your glory,
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is He who comes in the name of The Lord,
Hosanna in the highest.”

Blessing 4 Moedim – Appointed Times

Leader:
   Blessed are You, YHVH, our King and our God, for You chose us from amongst all people. You loved us and took pleasure in us, and exalted us above all tongues and sanctified us with Your commandments. You drew us near, to You and Your great and holy Name which You have pronounced upon us. And You, with love, gave us Your Moedim for rest, instruction, and atonement.

But because we sinned before You—we and our fathers—our glory was removed from the house of our life. May it be Your will YHVH, our Father, to draw us near, bring us back to Your Instruction, our King, to Your service, to bring us back to You in perfect repentance, and to bring us up in joy and plant us within your grace. 

And there we will offer before You our obligatory sacrifices—daily-offerings, and Musaf-offerings according to Your Words. And the Musaf-offerings of this day, we will offer and bring before You with love, according to the command of Your will, as You wrote for us in Your Torah, through the hands of Moses, Your servant, from the mouth of Your glory as it is said:

*Here say the commandments for the day’s Moedim*

They shall rejoice in Your kingship—those who preserve Your ways and call it a delight, they will all be satisfied and delighted from Your goodness. And in this, You take pleasure and You hallow it. Our God and God of our fathers, be pleased with our rest and renew for us on this day, for goodness and for blessing, for happiness and for rejoicing, for life and for peace, and for forgiveness of sins. And may this be the beginning and prelude of the redemption of our souls, for Your people, You chosen from among all nations, and Sabbaths, have You made known to them, and the statutes of Your days, which You established for them.
All:
   Blessed are You Sanctifier of the Sabbath, Rosh Hodesh, and Moedim.

Blessing 5 Avodah – Worship

Leader:
   Be pleased, YHVH our Elohim, with Your people and our prayers may You lovingly receive with pleasure. May the service of Your people always be acceptable to You.
All:
   Blessed are You, YHVH, whom alone shall we serve.

Blessing 6 Hoda’ah – Thanksgiving

Leader:
   We give thanks to You, for throughout every generation You have been the rock of our lives, the shield of our salvation. We thank You and declare Your praise, for our lives are in Your hands, our souls are entrusted to You.
Merciful One, Your mercies never fail, Your kindnesses never cease, Your miracles are daily with us at all times. We place our hope in You, Lord, our King, may Your name be blessed and exalted continually, forever and ever, as all creation gives thanks to You and praises Your name, our salvation and our help.
Beneficent One, we give blessings and thanks to Your great and holy name for keeping us alive and sustaining us, and letting us reach this moment. May You gather us to Your holy courts, to keep Your laws and do Your will, and to serve You with a perfect heart out of our gratitude to You.
All:
   Blessed are You, Lord, whose Name is Salvation, to whom it is fitting to give thanks.

Blessing 7 Sim Shalom – Grant Us Peace

Leader:
   Grant peace, goodness and blessing, grace and kindness, and mercy to us and to all Your people. Bless us, our Father, one and all, with the light of Your face. For by the light of Your face, Lord our God, you have given us the Torah of life and love of kindness, charity, blessing, mercy, and peace. May it please You to bless Your people at all times and in every hour with Your peace.
All:
   Blessed are You, Lord, who blesses His people with peace.

Closing Antiphon

“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart find favor before You, Lord, my Stronghold and my Redeemer” (Psalms 19:15).


*Commandments for the Moedim

Daily

“Make sure that you present to me at the appointed time my food offerings, as an aroma pleasing to me. This is the food offering you are to present to the Lord: two lambs a year old without defect, as a regular burnt offering each day. Offer one lamb in the morning and the other at twilight, together with a grain offering of a tenth of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with a quarter of a hin of oil from pressed olives. This is the regular burnt offering instituted at Mount Sinai as a pleasing aroma, a food offering presented to the Lord. The accompanying drink offering is to be a quarter of a hin of fermented drink with each lamb. Pour out the drink offering to the Lord at the sanctuary. Offer the second lamb at twilight, along with the same kind of grain offering and drink offering that you offer in the morning. This is a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the Lord.” (Numbers 28:2-8)

Sabbath

“‘On the Sabbath day, make an offering of two lambs a year old without defect, together with its drink offering and a grain offering of two-tenths of an ephah[c] of the finest flour mixed with olive oil. This is the burnt offering for every Sabbath, in addition to the regular burnt offering and its drink offering.” (Numbers 28:9-10)

Rosh Hodesh – New Moon

“‘On the first of every month, present to the Lord a burnt offering of two young bulls, one ram and seven male lambs a year old, all without defect. With each bull there is to be a grain offering of three-tenths of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with oil; with the ram, a grain offering of two-tenths of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with oil; and with each lamb, a grain offering of a tenth of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with oil. This is for a burnt offering, a pleasing aroma, a food offering presented to the Lord. With each bull there is to be a drink offering of half a hin of wine; with the ram, a third of a hin; and with each lamb, a quarter of a hin. This is the monthly burnt offering to be made at each new moon during the year. Besides the regular burnt offering with its drink offering, one male goat is to be presented to the Lord as a sin offering.” (Numbers 28:11-15)

Pesach – Passover

“‘On the fourteenth day of the first month the Lord’s Passover is to be held. On the fifteenth day of this month there is to be a festival; for seven days eat bread made without yeast. On the first day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. Present to the Lord a food offering consisting of a burnt offering of two young bulls, one ram and seven male lambs a year old, all without defect. With each bull offer a grain offering of three-tenths of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with oil; with the ram, two-tenths; and with each of the seven lambs, one-tenth. Include one male goat as a sin offering to make atonement for you. Offer these in addition to the regular morning burnt offering. In this way present the food offering every day for seven days as an aroma pleasing to the Lord; it is to be offered in addition to the regular burnt offering and its drink offering. On the seventh day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work.” (Numbers 28:16-25)

Shavu’ot – Festival of Weeks

“‘On the day of firstfruits, when you present to the Lord an offering of new grain during the Festival of Weeks, hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. Present a burnt offering of two young bulls, one ram and seven male lambs a year old as an aroma pleasing to the Lord. With each bull there is to be a grain offering of three-tenths of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with oil; with the ram, two-tenths; and with each of the seven lambs, one-tenth. Include one male goat to make atonement for you. Offer these together with their drink offerings, in addition to the regular burnt offering and its grain offering. Be sure the animals are without defect.” (Numbers 28:26-31)

Yom Teru’ah – Festival of Trumpets

“‘On the first day of the seventh month hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. It is a day for you to sound the trumpets. As an aroma pleasing to the Lord, offer a burnt offering of one young bull, one ram and seven male lambs a year old, all without defect. With the bull offer a grain offering of three-tenths of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with olive oil; with the ram, two-tenths; and with each of the seven lambs, one-tenth. Include one male goat as a sin offering to make atonement for you. These are in addition to the monthly and daily burnt offerings with their grain offerings and drink offerings as specified. They are food offerings presented to the Lord, a pleasing aroma.” (Numbers 29:1-6)

Yom Kippur – The Day of Atonement

“‘On the tenth day of this seventh month hold a sacred assembly. You must deny yourselves and do no work. Present as an aroma pleasing to the Lord a burnt offering of one young bull, one ram and seven male lambs a year old, all without defect. With the bull offer a grain offering of three-tenths of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with oil; with the ram, two-tenths; and with each of the seven lambs, one-tenth. Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the sin offering for atonement and the regular burnt offering with its grain offering, and their drink offerings.” (Numbers 29:7-11)

Sukkot – The Festival of Tabernacles

Every Day of Sukkot

“‘On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. Celebrate a festival to the Lord for seven days.” (Numbers 29:12)

Sukkot Day 1

“On the first day present as an aroma pleasing to the Lord a food offering consisting of a burnt offering of thirteen young bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect. With each of the thirteen bulls offer a grain offering of three-tenths of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with oil; with each of the two rams, two-tenths; and with each of the fourteen lambs, one-tenth. Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.” (Numbers 29:13-16)
Sukkot Day 2

“‘On the second day offer twelve young bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect. With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified. Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering, and their drink offerings.” (Numbers 29:17-19)
Sukkot Day 3

“‘On the third day offer eleven bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect. With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified. Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.” (Numbers 29:20-22)
Sukkot Day 4

“‘On the fourth day offer ten bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect. With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified. Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.” (Numbers 29:23-25)
Sukkot Day 5

“‘On the fifth day offer nine bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect. With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified. Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.” (Numbers 29:26-28)
Sukkot Day 6

“‘On the sixth day offer eight bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect. With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified. Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.” (Numbers 29:29-31)
Sukkot Day 7

“‘On the seventh day offer seven bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect. With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified. Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.” (Numbers 29:32-34)

Shemini Atzeret – The Eighth Day

“On the eighth day you shall have a solemn assembly. You shall not do any ordinary work, but you shall offer a burnt offering, a food offering, with a pleasing aroma to YHWH: one bull, one ram, seven male lambs a year old without blemish, and the grain offering and the drink offerings for the bull, for the ram, and for the lambs, in the prescribed quantities; also one male goat for a sin offering; besides the regular burnt offering and its grain offering and its drink offering.” (Numbers 29:35-38)

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