The Shemoneh Esrai

The Shemoneh Esrai consists of;

1. Avot.
O Lord open Thou my lips and my mouth shall show forth Thy praise.  G*d of our fathers and G*d of our G*d, Lord are You.  Blessed is the G*d of Abraham, the G*d of Isaac, the G*d of Jacob, the great mighty and revered G*d, the most High G*d Who bestows loving kindnesses, the Creator of all who recalls the good deeds of the fathers, and Who brings a Redeemer to their children's children for His Great Name's sake in love.  O King helper saviour and shield. Blessed are You O Lord the shield of Abraham.

2. Gevuot
You, O Lord, are mighty forever, You are the Reviver of the dead, You are greatly able to save. You sustain the living in loving-kindness, You revive the dead with great compassion, support the falling, heal the sick, set free the bound and keep faith with those who sleep in the dust. Who is like You, O Master of mighty deeds? Who compares to You Who puts to death and restores to life and brings forth salvation? And You are faithful to revive the dead. Blessed are You O Lord Who revives the dead.

3. Keddushat HaShem
You are holy and Your Name is Holy, and Your holy ones praise You every day. Blessed are You, Adonai, the G*d Who is holy. 

(Then, when with a Minyan, a group of ten men)

Reader (R);  We will sanctify Your Name in this world just as it is sanctified in the highest heavens, as it is written by Your prophet "and they call out to one another and say"

Minyan (M)  "Holy holy holy is the Lord of hosts the whole earth is full of His glory"

R; And those facing them praise G*d saying
M: Blessed be the Presence of the Lord in His place
R: And in Your holy word it is written
M; The Lord reigns forever, Your G*d O Zion, throughout all generations, Halleluiah.
R:  Throughout all generations we will declare Your greatness, and to all eternity we will proclaim Your holiness.  Your praise O G*d will never depart from our mouth, for You are a great and holy G*d and King. Blessed are You O Lord the holy G*d.  You are holy and Your Name is holy, and Your holy ones praise You daily. Blessed are You Adonai the G*d Who is holy.

4. Da'at
You show favour to a man of knowledge and You teach understanding to a mortal man. Be gracious to us, a man of understanding and intellect is from You.  Blessed are You Adonai Who favours us with knowledge.

5. Teshuvah
Return us, our Father, to Your Torah;  draw us near O King to serve You.  Restore us to Your presence in complete repentance. Blessed are You O Lord Who desires repentance.

6. Selichah
Forgive us, our Father, for we have sinned;  pardon us our King for we have rebelled; for You are a pardoner and a forgiver.  Blessed are You O Lord, the gracious One Who abundantly forgives.

7. Geulah
Behold our affliction and champion our cause, and redeem us speedily for the sake of Thy Name. Blessed are You Lord, Redeemer of Israel.

8. Refuah
Heal us O Lord and we shall be healed, save us and we will be saved, for the one we praise is You.  Bring complete healing for all our sicknesses, for O G*d, for You are our faithful and compassionate Healer and King.  Blessed are You O Lord, the Healer of the sick of Israel.

9. Birkat Hashanim
Bless for us Adonai our G*d, this year and its crops.  Grant us a blessing on the earth.  Satisfy us from Thy bounty and bless our year like other good years. Blessed are You O Lord Who blesses the years.

10.  Kibbutz Galuyot
Sound the great shofar for our freedom and raise a banner to gather our exiles and unite us together from the four corners of the earth. Blessed are You O Lord Who regathers the scattered of His people Israel.

11. Birkat Hadin
Restore our judges as at the early times, and advisors as there once were.  remove our sorrows and troubles,  We want You Adonai, to rule over us with kindness and compassion and justify us in justice.  Blessed are You, Lord the King,  Who loves righteousness and justice.

12. Birkat HaMinim
And for slanderers (sectarians) let there be no hope, and may all the evil in an instant be destroyed, and all Thy enemies be cut down swiftly;  and the evil ones uproot and break and destroy and humble soon. Blessed are You Lord Who breaks down enemies and humbles sinners.

13. Tsaddikim
Upon the righteous, upon the pious, upon the elders of Your people of the House of Israel, upon the remnant of their scholars, upon the righteous converts, and upon ourselves, may Your compassion arise, O Lord our G*d, and give good reward to all who sincerely believe in Your Name.  Include us with them forever, and let us not be ashamed, for we put our trust in You.  Blessed are You Lord the stronghold and assurance of the righteous.

14. Binyan Yerushalayim
Return in compassion to Your city Jerusalem, and rest within it as You have said.  Rebuild it speedily and in our days, a structure forever.  And may You establish a throne of David within Jerusalem speedily. Blessed are You Lord the builder of Jerusalem.

15.  Malkut beit David
May the seed of Thy servant David flourish speedily and may You exalt in Your salvation. For in Your salvation do we hope all day.  Blessed are You Lord Wo brings forth the Horn of our salvation.

16. Kabbalat Tefillah
Hear our voice, O Lord our G*d, and have pity and mercy upon us, and accept in mercy and in favour our prayer, for You are a G*d Who hears prayers and supplications.  Do not turn us away from You empty, for in mercy You hear the prayer of Your people Israel.  Blessed are You Lord Who hears prayer.

17. Avodah
Accept Your people O Lord our G*d, and receive their prayer.  Restore the most holy service of Your house and accept in love the offerings and prayers of Israel.  May our eyes see You return to Zion in mercy.  Blessed are You O Lord, Who restores His presence to Zion.

18. Hoda'ah
We thank You for it is You alone Who is Adonai our G*d and the G*d of our fathers forever and ever.  For You are our  Rock and the Shield of our salvation, You alone from generation to generation.  We thank You and tell of Your praise, for our lives are in Your hands,  and our souls are trusting in You.  Every day Your miracles are with us;  Your wonders and favours are at all times, evening morning and afternoon.  O Good One, Your compassions are never exhausted and Your kindnesses are continual.  We put our hope in You.  For all these things we bless and exalt Your Name our King forever and praise Your Name in truth,  O G*d of salvation and our help forever!  Blessed are You Adonai "The Good One"  is Your Name, and to You it is right to give thanks.

19.  Sim Shalom
Great peace goodness blessing grace kindness and compassion upon us and upon  all of Your people Israel. Bless us our Father, all of us as one, with the light of Your face, for with the light of Your face, Adonai our G*d, You gave us the Torah of life and love of kindness righteousness blessing compassion life and peace.  And may it be good in Your eyes to bless Your people Israel at every time and at every hour with Your peace.  Blessed are You Lord, Who blesses His people with peace.. May He Who makes peace in His high places make peace for us and for all Israel, and let everyone say Amen.
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