THE LANGUAGE OF PRAYER

COURSE: INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL HEBREW LANGUAGE: BELOW ARE THE PRIMARY HEBREW PRAYERS THAT WE WILL STUDY DURING THIS COURSE: I encourage all students to access the the links provided below as you study these prayers in this class. In this way, you will have access to additional teachings on these prayers with the benefit of being able to hear each prayer spoken out loud, so that you can perfect your pronunication of each one. The copies below are added as convenience for students only to ensure that each student can locate these prayers with ease. Please save the links to them on hebrew4christians, so that you will have immediate access as you study to both the written and audio support.

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BLESSSING BEFORE TORAH STUDY Hebrew Blessings for Torah Study (hebrew4christians.com)

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NOTE: The Blessing AFTER Torah Study is the last prayer on this page. (see below)

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Modeh Ani – Prayer Upon/Before Rising in the Morning. Microsoft Word – modehAni.doc (hebrew4christians.com)

MODEH ANI VOCABULARY PRACTICE: by learnhebrewpod.com

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The Shema Recognizing the Sovereignty of GOD & Our Commitment The Shema – Hear, O Israel! (hebrew4christians.com)

NOTE: In respect of the Hebrew traditions, we will recite the shema with eyes closed in order to give full attention to the recitation of the words, the hearing of the message in the prayer.

Below is a transliteration I have written for the first verse of the Shema. I have written the consonants in capital letters and the vowel sound in small letters, except in the case of Adonai, which is a reverential covering for YHVH. Everyone can say thank you to Scholar Morales. She requested this after class last Thursday, and I told her I was not going to provide a transliteration this time… and look what happened after all! **Thank You Scholar Morales!**

SHEMA VOCABULARY: learnhebrewpod.com There are 3 tabs on the page, review all 3.

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YIRAT ADONAI: A Short prayer that helps us to remember to focus our thoughts on starting our day with the right attitude. Yirat Adonai – Awakening to the LORD (hebrew4christians.com)

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BETZALMO: a short “message to self” to remind us operate each day with humility… to begin each day with the humble spirit, giving thanks to GOD for creating us in His Image. Hebrew Blessing for being created in God’s Image (hebrew4christians.com)

B’TZahL’Mo – For this Hebrew prayer, I have only transliterated the last 2 words for you, being that we have studied the first 6 words in the prayer in several other class sessions. Again, I have placed the consonants in capital letters and the vowel sounds in lower case letters. Everyone can say thank you to Scholar Morales. She requested this after class last Thursday, and I told her I was not going to provide a transliteration this time… and look what happened after all! **Thank You Scholar Morales!**

BLESSING AFTER TORAH STUDY Hebrew blessing after Torah Study (hebrew4christians.com)

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Talmudic Source: There are Ten Types of Song in the Psalms
For R. Joshua b. Levi said: The Book of Psalms was uttered with ten synonyms of praise, viz.: nizzuah [victory], niggun [melody], maskil [instruction], mizmor [psalm], shir [song], ashre [happy], tehillah [praise], tefillah [prayer], hodayah [thanksgiving] [and] halleluyah. The greatest of all is ‘halleluyah,’ because it embraces the [Divine] Name and praise simultaneously. (Pesachim 117a)

Ten Psalms a Day

Rabbi Nachman of Breslov popularized the idea of reciting ten psalms a day for complete cleansing of the body and soul. His Tikkun Hakelei collection contains ten types of songs, which together are reputed to be particularly effective (Ref: Tikkun Hakelai).  “I can also attest to the recitation of the Psalms, as being quite exceptionally effective!”

Ten Psalms a Day for Healing: For Prayer Journal Pages: Click Here

Ten Types of Song
(unordered)
Rabbi Nachman’sMy Own Revealed From On High In This OrderShort Ten Revealed In This OrderShort Alternates
Victory
Melody
Instruction
Psalm
Song
Happy
Praise
Prayer
Thanksgiving
Halleluyah
16
32
41
42
59
77
90
105
137
150
123
67
126
43
93
117
134
130
87
113
100
128
131
23
24
8
146
4
149
150
6
13
71
95 – 99
100
101
110
111
112
138

The Songs of Ascent

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In Judaism tradition, those seeking to elevate their spirit to G-d, recite Psalms 120-135 at Seudah Shelishis, that is the third meal on Shabbat, which is a holy time of the day. We recite Shir Amalot, the Songs of Ascent, after Mincha starting on Sukkoth until Pesach. From Pesach until next Sukkoth, we read Perkei Avots. Reading Shir Amalots is a preparation for a heightened state of spiritual awareness.

When reading this selection of Psalms it is easy to see why they are chosen for the specific purpose of elevating and drawing closer to GOD. As some of you know, I am always encouraging my students to read the Psalms daily – 7 Psalms each Evening – Read one at a time, out loud and then pray the message in the Psalm.

I chose the number 7 because it’s an easy goal to accomplish each evening. Select any number of Psalms that fits your prayer life. I believe that you will find a dedication to praying the Psalms each day, which definitely blesses you and those around you!

Psalm 15, a.k.a. the cornerstone of spiritual cleansing and character correction. Meditate on Psalm 15 every day and you will reset and reconnect to the person you strive to be at all times for the LORD

Text ‎13-6: The Zohar on Midnight Study
When R. Hizkiah was studying with R. Isaac, they once rose at midnight to study the Torah. R. Isaac discoursed on the verse: “Behold, bless ye the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord, which by night, stand in the house of the Lord” (Ps. CXXXIV, l). ‘This verse’, he said, ‘is a tribute to all true believers. And who are the true believers? Those who study the Torah and know how to unify the Holy Name in the fitting manner. This teaching is based on Exodus 12:29.

Exodus 12:29

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“And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.”

Note: The Zohar is a group of books including commentary on the mystical aspects of the Torah (the five books of Moses ) including scriptural interpretations.

Prophetically Praying the Psalms – for Healing

Sending Our Prayers Ahead of Any Storm…

Every family has a pre-arranged plan in case of emergencies; who the primary contact will be for the family; containers with food, clothing, shoes, meds, all the basics in event of unforseen events. etc. It’s very difficult to coordinate a state of the art plan in the midst of the battle field. Likewise, you don’t arm and train your soldiers in the midst of the battle!

Plan Ahead for The Victory in Health & Well Being…. for Everyone Under the Sound of Your Voice!

Speak to the Mountain…

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