Tradition & Innovation

A Mother's Prayer

By Rabbi Rami Shapiro

May the Source of Life, the Fountain of Being,
bestow rest, healing, and full blessing upon me and my child.
May the Ineffable Mystery of Life fill us both
with good health, strength of body and character,
happiness, peace, and length of days.

May my child grow to discover her/his unique place in the world,
and may s/he find the courage to take it.
May her/his heart come to love the world and
may her/his labors be for the healing of all creation.
May s/he overflow with wisdom, and walk the path of righteousness, truth, humility, and understanding.
May s/he honor both self and other, and bring blessing upon all s/he meets. Amen.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה אֲדֹנָי אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, שֶׁהֶחֱיָנוּ וְקִיְּמָנוּ וְהִגִּיעָנוּ לַזְּמָן הַזֶּה

Barukh ata adonai eloheinu melekh ha-olam,
she-heh-kheh-yanu, v'kee-y'-manu, v'he-ge-anu
laz-man ha-zeh.

Blessed is the Source of Life, the Fountain of Being
whose power enlivens us, sustains us,
and enables us to reach this moment of joy.

May my child be blessed with health, strength, happiness, peace, and length of days.
May s/he grow at peace with her/himself and her/his world.
May s/he labor for the redemption of all creation, and be filled with the wonder of Life and Wisdom.
May her/his Path be Right, leading her/him to truth, humility, understanding, and peace. Amen.


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