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Old Jewish Prayers, Blessings, Charms, Amulets, and Talismans

There are billions of Christians in the world and millions of Jews in the world  Christianity came out of Judaism. The Christian miracle worker, Jesus Christ, was born and raised as a Jew in a Jewish family in ancient Israel. Here is a very small collection of various Jewish prayers that Christians can also use without any friction generated between the two faiths; the two religions.

A  Night Prayer For Peace

Note: The word “Adonai” is Jewish for the words “My Lord”. Adonai also means “ruler”, “master”, “owner of all” while referring to God in Judaism.

“Adonai, may it be Your will that I lie down in peace and rise up in peace. Let not my thoughts, my dreams, or my daydreams disturb me. Watch over my family and those I love. Oh Guardian of Israel, who neither slumbers nor sleeps, I entrust my spirit to you.”

A Night Prayer Against Death

“Adonai, grant me a night of rest. Let the healing processes that You have placed into my body go about their work. May I awaken in the morning, refreshed, and renewed to face a new morning”.

Special Prayer For Protection At Night

“In the name of Adonai the God of Israel: May the angel Michael be at my right, and the angel Gabriel be at my left ; and in front of me the angel Uriel, and behind me the angel Raphael, and above my head the Sh’khinah (Divine Presence).”

Hashkiveinu-Prayer For Peace, Protection, And Strength (One Version)

“Lie us down, Adonai our God, in peace, and raise us up again, our Ruler in life. Spread over us your Sukkah of peace, direct us with your good counsel, and save us for your own Name’s sake.  Shield us; remove us ever enemy, pestilence, sword, famine, and sorrow.Remove all adversaries from before us and from behind us, and shelter us in the shadow of your wings. For you are a guiding and saving God, yes a gracious and compassionate God and King. Guard our going out and our coming in for life and peace, now and always!”

A Blessing For Holiness And Business Success

“May the Almighty bless you to progress in all matters of holiness; and success in your business shall follow.”

A Prayer For Wealth (Short Version)

“Dear God, I come before you today with a humble heart and a sincere desire for financial abundance and prosperity. I know that You are a God of abundance and provision,and I trust in your ability to bless me with the wealth and resources I need to live a life of prosperity and generosity.”

The Jewish people, for thousands of years, would have their charms, amulets, and talismans. Charms were often were more related to spells, to rituals, Amulets are so-called magical images and/or writings that were worn by a person by use of a string, rope, necklace, strap., or worn as a ring on the finger. Very often, a red thread attached a worn amulet. Red, for centuries, would have special belief that it helps to draw upon magical forces to ward off misfortune. Talismans are alleged magical images and/or writings that were carried by a person as in a wallet, purse, bag, pocket, etc.

The Hamsa- this image of a hand represents the right hand of God. Often times, there would be a further image in the center of the Hand, an image of an eye representing the Eye of God. The Jews believed the hamsa would help give protection and  a ” watching over” a person from the Divine Creator.The Hamsa is believed to protect against the evil eye and witchcraft. Another view from ancient times is that the hamsa will also bring a certain amount of good luck; good fortune. Sometimes,the hamsa and eye representatives would also have a very short, one lined or two lined prayer for protection, good luck, etc. written upon them. ‘;

The Star of David

This ancient symbol is also called “the seal of Solomon”.  Solomon was an ancient Jewish King renowned for his vast wealth, great many wives and concubines, and his great wisdom,who built the First Temple in Jerusalem. Pertaining to the star of David, and David was the King who was the father of Solomon,  one triangle pointing upward is part of a triangle pointing downward. The sacred image interpretation is “from God in  Heaven above us to  earth below which we stand”. The figure is traditionally understood to represent to Judaism and appears on the flag of Israel. The Star of David is also carried by Jews as a good luck charm.

Prayer For Healing (One Version)

” May the One who blessed our ancestors,Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Sarah,Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah, Bless and heal ___________ , May the Holy Blessed One be filled with compassion for their health to be restored and their strength to be revived.  May God heal him/her soon,  body and soul, together with others who suffer illness.   And let us say: Amen.”

Another Healing Prayer For an Injured Group, As a Group of Soldiers or Police

“Heal us, Oh God, and we shall be healed: save us and we shall be saved, for You indeed are our praise.  Lift us up and heal the wounds of our body and our spirit,for you are the almighty King, and You are the faithful and merciful healer.  Blessed are you, Oh God who heals the sick of Your People of Israel.”

Another Prayer for Healing For an Injured Group

“Oh God,who blessed our ancestors,  Abraaham, Issac, and Jacob, Sarah, Rebekkah,Leah,and Rachel, send  your blessings to all who are ill. Have mercy on them, and graciouslly restore     their  health and strength. Grant them ar’fu-ah sh’lei-mah, a complete recovery. May healing come speedily. ”

Prayer For Healing

“Oh Lord the oil of your healing flows through me like a living stream. I choose to bathe in these clear waters each day. I will keep my eyes on you, and trust in you that I will fully recover. I give you all that I am, and rest in your peace.”

Ritual For Dispelling Demons And Evil Spirits From A House

A small quantity of salt is thrown into the four corners of a room where such adverse creatures are suspected to be in.  A pinch of salt is also put into the pockets of clothes if demons and evil spirits are believed to reside there.

A Blessing of the Home

“Through this gate shall come no sadness. To these dwellers shall come no troubles. Through the door shall come no fear. In this place shall be no conflict. This home shall be blessed with harmony and peace.”

Prayer or Success (Hashem is Orthodox Jewish For God)

“Behold, I want to go to (state the name of the place you wish to go), with the permission of God, may He be blessed,  and for the sake of His Name, Master of the world, in the words of Your Holiness, it is written to say: “Loving -kindness will encompass the one who trusts in God. Hashem, God of Truth, grant me blessing and success in all my deeds of my hands for I trusted that You will send me blessing, and may it be established for me as is written:”Cast your burden upon Hashemand He will sustain you”-Amen. ”

A Blessing For Israel

“Hear Oh Israel, Adonai our God, Adonai is One! Adonai, We praise you, Adonai, Whose shelter of peace is spread over us, over all Your people of Israel, over every creation, and over Jerusalem.”

A Prayer For Israel

Please God, bless the State of Israel. Protect it in the abundance of your love. Spread over it the shelter of your peace. Send forth your light and truth to those who lead and judge it, and to those who hold elective office. Establish in them, through your presence, wise counsel, that they might walk in the way of justice, freedom and integrity.

Strengthen the hands of those who guard our holy land. Let them inherit salvation and life. And give peace to the land, and perpetual joy to all its inhabitants. Appoint for a blessing all our kindred of the house of Israel in all the lands of their dispersion. Plant in their hearts a love to Zion. And for all our people everywhere, may God be with them, and may they have the opportunity to go up to the land. Cause your spirit’s influence to emanate upon the dwellers of our holy land.

Remove from their midst hatred and enmity, jealousy and wickedness. Plant in their hearts love and kinship, peace and friendship. And soon fulfill the vision of your prophet, “Nation shall not lift up sword against nation. Let them learn no longer the ways of war.” And let us say, Amen.

Note: In Jewish prayers, at times various names for God are used include: El, Elohim, Adonai, YHWH, Ehyeh=Asher-Ehyeh, Shaddai, Tzevaot, Tetragrammaton.  Another name for God is “The Most High”.

A General Blessing

“Blessed are You, our Lord”.

A Blessing and a Welcome for Someone into Your Home who is Already at the Door

“Blessed is the one who comes.”

Some Jewish prayers end with the word “Selah”, which traditionally is a blessing to mean “forever”. Many Jewish prayers end with the word “Amen”.  Amen is derived from the Hebrew amen, which means certainty, truth, verily, and “let it be so”. Amen is found in the Hebrew Bible in both the Old Testament and in the Roman language and Greek language New Testament.  The term “amen”is used colloquially to express strong agreement. Christian prayers usually end with the word “Amen”.

Jewish prayers have been inscribed on metal surfaces and used as amulets, talismans,and charms. The Psalms contained in the Old Testament have been used since ancient times as prayers for protection, healing, good health, wisdom, and other benefits.

The Chai Symbol. Translated from Hebrew Chai means life, alive, living. The word Chai is pronounced in Hebrew as “Khai” and is spelled with the Hebrew letters Chet (n) and Yud (‘). The Chai has been used an amulet, talisman, and a good luck charm and charm for a long life. The Chai was first seen in the Middle Ages in Spain.

Old Jewish prayers, blessings, charms, amulets, and talismans have fused together since ancient times up to the present time and have become a form Jewish mysticism and Jewish occultism.




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