Hashkiveini Adonai Elohai le’shalom ve’ha'amideini shomri le’hayyim
Adonai, my God, make my laying down low be peaceful.
Make me able to raise up again to life, my Guardian.
I come to you in a time of great affliction and pain.
I come to you in a time where society does not understand my pain.
My troubles are many, my lack of comfort is heartbreaking.
I have become enslaved by my mental illness.
I look for support, but I feel lonely.
I may not be alone, I may be surrounded by many.
But my loneliness is severe.
I pray that my caregivers and doctors will soon be able to help me to feel better.
I pray that my neighbors and my family will soon be able to accept me.
I pray that I will soon be able to love myself again.
My pain is unique, as is everyone’s.
Guardian, I pray that You will always be with me.
That in my solitude I find a comforting and kind presence.
U’Fros alai sukkat shlomekha,
I pray that You will spread over me a shelter of Your peace.
Help me to find a way forward.
Help me so I can help myself.
Help others so they can see and help me.
I know I am not alone, even if I feel that way.
Don’t give up on me, so I don’t give up on myself.
Yodeah ta'alumot, Knower of all mysteries,
Thank you for being with me.
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