Parental Prayer

Found In: Welcoming & Raising Children, Covenant & Naming Rituals

Prayer

Masculine:

Eloheinu v'elohei avoteinu v'imoteinu gidel et hayaldah hazot l'chayim shel simcha chayim shel tovah chayim shel chakh'ma. y'hi ratzon shetihi'yeh yaldatenu osah shalom v'rodefet shalom bein ish v're'ehu v'tizracha orah misaviv l'ha'ir derekh l'khol re'eiha. chazek yadeinu l'hadrikha b'darkhei torah vi'emuna v'amtzenu liholikhah b'ikvot giborim v'giborot yisrael shema'aseihem zarchu lanu b'khol dorot amenu.

Feminine:

Eloheinu v'elohei avoteinu v'imoteinu t'gadel et hayalda hazot l'chayim shel simcha chayim shel tovah chayim shel cha'khma. T'hi ratzon shetihi'yeh yaldatenu osah shalom v'rodefet shalom bein ish v're'ehu ve'tizracha orah misaviv le'ha'ir derekh le'kol re'eiha. T'chazek yadeinu lehadrikha b'darkhei torah vi'emuna v'amtzenu liholikha be'ikvot giborim v'giborot yisrael shema'aseihem zarchu lanu bekhol dorot amenu.

Our God and God of our Mothers and Fathers, bring this baby girl into a life of joy, a life of goodness, a life of wisdom. May it be Your will that our daughter be a maker of peace and a pursuer of peace between one person and another, and let her light shine round her to illumine her companions. Strengthen our will and our strength to guide her in the ways of Torah and faithful devotion to You. Give us the ability to lead her in the paths of the valiant women and men of Israel whose actions have shown brightly in all generations of our people's history.