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SHEMA’S HIGH HOLIDAY PRAYERS FOR ROSH HASHANA AND YOM KIPPUR

THANKING GOD FOR KEEPING US ALIVE

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, שֶׁהֶחֱיָנוּ וְקִיְּמָנוּ וְהִגִּיעָנוּ לַזְּמַן הַזֶּה!

Baruch Ata Adonai Elohaynu Melech HaOlam, she-he-chay-yah-nu, v’kee-y’mah-nu v’hi- gee-ah-nu laz-man ha-zeh! Blessed are You O Lord our God, King of the universe, who has kept us alive, sustained us and enabled us to reach this season!

PRAISING THE GOD WHO IS WORTHY TO BE PRAISED

בָּרְכוּ אֶת יְהֹוָה הַמְבֹרָךְ!

Barchu et Adonai Hamvorach!

בָּרוּךְ יְהֹוָה הַמְבֹרָךְ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד!

Baruch Adonai Hamvorach l’olam va’ed!

Bless the Lord who is to be acknowledged as far greater than we are!

Blessed be the Lord who is blessed forever and ever!

Blessed and praised, glorified and honored, magnified and exalted be the supreme King of Kings, the Most Holy One, blessed be He, who is the God of Israel, who is Three and yet One, who is the first and the last, and beside Him there is no God! Praise Him in the Heavens, and rejoice in His presence on Earth! Blessed be His glorious Name whose kingdom is forever and ever!

PSALM 15

Lord, who may dwell in Your sacred tent? Who may live on Your holy mountain? The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart; whose tongue utters no slander, who does no wrong to a neighbor, and casts no slur on others; who despises a vile person but honors those who fear the Lord; who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and does not change their mind; who lends money to the poor without interest; who does not accept a bribe against the innocent. Whoever does these things will never be shaken!

PSALM 47

Clap your hands, all you nations! Shout to God with cries of joy! For the Lord Most High is awesome, the great King over all the Earth! He subdued nations under us, peoples under our feet. He chose our inheritance for us, the pride of Jacob, whom He loved. God has ascended amid shouts of joy, the Lord amid the sounding of the shofar! Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to our King, sing praises! For God is the King of all the Earth! Sing to Him a psalm of praise! God reigns over the nations! God is seated on His holy throne! The nobles of the nations assemble as the people of the God of Abraham, for the defense of the world belongs to God, the One who is greatly exalted!

PSALM 51

Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your unfailing love; according to Your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against You, You only, have I sinned and done what is evil in Your sight; so You are right in Your verdict and justified when You judge.

Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. Yet You desired faithfulness even in the womb; You taught me wisdom in that secret place. Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones You have crushed rejoice. Hide Your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity. Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from Your presence or take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and grant me a willing spirit to sustain me. Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, so that sinners will turn back to You. Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, You who are God my Savior, and my tongue will sing of Your righteousness.

Open my lips, Lord, and my mouth will declare Your praise! You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; You do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart You, God, will not despise. May it please You to prosper Zion, to build up the walls of Jerusalem. Then You will delight in the sacrifices of the righteous, in burnt offerings offered whole; then bulls will be offered on Your altar.

PSALM 81

Sing for joy to God our strength! Shout aloud to the God of Jacob! Begin the music, strike the timbrel, play the melodious harp and lyre! Sound the shofar at the New Moon, and when the moon is full, on the day of our holiday. This is a decree for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob. When God went out against Egypt, He established it as a statute for Joseph.

PSALM 145

I will exalt You, my God the King! I will praise Your name forever and ever! Every day I will praise You and extol Your name forever and ever! Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; His greatness no one can fathom. One generation commends Your works to another; they tell of Your mighty acts. They speak of the glorious splendor of Your majesty – and I will meditate on Your wonderful works. They tell of the power of Your awesome works – and I will proclaim Your great deeds. They celebrate Your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of Your righteousness.

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The Lord is good to all; He has compassion on all He has made. All Your works praise You, Lord! Your faithful people extol You! They tell of the glory of Your kingdom and speak of Your might, so that all people may know of Your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of Your kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Your dominion endures through all generations!

The Lord is trustworthy in all He promises and faithful in all He does. The Lord upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. The eyes of all look to You, and You give them their food at the proper time. You open Your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing. The Lord is righteous in all His ways and faithful in all He does. The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear Him; He hears their cry and saves them. The Lord watches over all who love Him, but all the wicked He will destroy. My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord. Let every creature praise His holy name forever and ever!

PSALM 150

Praise the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary! Praise Him in His mighty heaven! Praise Him for His acts of power! Praise Him for His surpassing greatness! Praise Him with the sounding of the shofar! Praise Him with the harp and lyre! Praise Him with timbrel and dancing! Praise Him with the strings and pipe! Praise Him with the clash of cymbals! Praise Him with resounding cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

RECITING THE SHEMA

For there is one God; and there is one Mediator and High Priest between God and humanity, the man Messiah Yeshua, who is also Immanuel – God with us. The Son of God gave Himself as a ransom for all, and that testimony took place at the proper time. For even if there are so-called gods, whether in Heaven or on Earth, yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things, and we exist for Him; and there is one Lord, Messiah Yeshua, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him. When asked by an expert in the Torah, “Which is the most important commandment of them all?” Messiah answered that the most important commandment is:

שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ יְהֹוָה אֶחָד. בָּרוּךְ שֵׁם כְּבוֹד מַלְכוּתוֹ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד!

Shema Yisrael Adonai Elohaynu Adonai echad.

Baruch shem kivod malchuto l’olam va-ed!

Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One.

Blessed be His glorious Name whose kingdom is forever and ever!

וְאָהַבְתָּ אֵת יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ בְּכָל לְבָבְךָ וּבְכָל נַפְשְׁךָ וּבְכָל מְאֹדֶךָ.

וְאָהַבְתָּ לְרֵעֲךָ כָּמוֹךָ!

V’ah-hav-ta et Adonai Elohecha b’chol l’vav-cha, u’v’chol naf-sh’cha, u’v’chol me’oh-deh-cha. V’ah-hav-ta l’ray-ah-cha kah-moh-cha!

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. And you shall love your neighbor as yourself. Messiah taught us that all of the Torah and the Prophets depend on these two commandments.

KADDISH: ACKNOWLEDGING THAT GOD IS HOLY

Glorified and sanctified be God’s great Name throughout the world that He has created according to His will! May He establish His kingdom in your lifetime and during your days and within the life of the entire house of Israel speedily and soon; and let us say, amayn! May His great Name be blessed forever and to all eternity! Blessed and praised, glorified and exalted, extolled and honored, adored and lauded be the Name of the Holy One, blessed be He, who is beyond all the blessing and song and praise and consolation that are ever spoken in the world; and let us say, amayn! May there be abundant peace from Heaven and life for us and for all Israel; and let us say, amayn! He who creates peace in His Heavenly Heights, may He make peace for us and for all Israel; and let us say, amayn!

יִתְגַּדַּל וְיִתְקַדַּשׁ שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא בְּעָלְמָא דִּי בְרָא כִרְעוּתֵהּ וְיַמְלִיךְ מַלְכוּתֵהּ בְּחַיֵּיכוֹן וּבְיוֹמֵיכוֹן וּבְחַיֵּי דְכָל בֵּית יִשְּׁרָאֵל בַּעֲגָלָא וּבִזְמַן קָרִיב, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן! יְהֵא שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא מְבָרַךְ לְעָלַם וּלְעָלְמֵי עָלְמַיָּא. יִתְבָּרַךְ וְיִשְׁתַּבַּח וְיִתְפָּאַר וְיִתְרוֹמַם וְיִתְנַשֵּׂא וְיִתְהַדָּר וְיִתְעַלֶּה וְיִתְהַלָּל שְׁמֵהּ דְּקֻדְשָׁא, בְּרִיךְ הוּא, לְעֵלָּא מִן כָּל בִּרְכָתָא וְשִׁירָתָא תֻּשְׁבְּחָתָא וְנֶחֱמָתָא דַּאֲמִירָן בְּעָלְמָא, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן! יְהֵא שְׁלָמָא רַבָּא מִן שְׁמַיָּא וְחַיִּים עָלֵינוּ וְעַל כָּל יִשְּׁרָאֵל, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן! עוֹשֶּׁה שָׁלוֹם בִּמְרוֹמָיו הוּא יַעֲשֶּׁה שָׁלוֹם עָלֵינוּ וְעַל כָּל יִשְּׁרָאֵל, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן!

Yitgadal v’yeet-ka-dash sh’may rabah b’almah dee vrah chee-ru-tay v’yam-leech mal-chu-tay b’chai-yay-chon uv-yo-may-chon uv-chai-yay d’chol bait Yisrael ba’ah-gah-lah u’veez-man ka-reev, v’eem-ru amayn! Y’hay shmay rabah m’va-rach ah-lam u’l’al-may al-mai-yah. Yeet-barach v’yeesh-ta-bach v’yeet-pa-ar v’yeet-roh-mahm v’yeet-nah-say v’yeet-hadar v’yeet-ah-leh v’yeet-halal shmay d’kud-shah, b’reech Hu, l’eh-lah meen kol beer-cha-tah v’shee-ra-tah tush-b’cha-tah v’neh-cheh-mah-tah da’ah-mee-ran b’al-mah, v’eem-ru amayn! Y’hay sh’lah-mah rah-bah meen sh’mah-yah v’chai-yeem ah-lay-nu v’al kol Yisrael, v’eem-ru amayn! Oh-say shalom beem-roh-mahv Hu yah-ah-say shalom ah-lay-nu v’al kol Yisrael, v’eem-ru amayn!

AMIDAH

אֲדֹנָי שְׂפָתַי תִּפְתָּח וּפִי יַגִּיד תְּהִלָּתֶךָ!

O Lord, open my lips, that my mouth may declare Your praise!

Blessed are You, O Lord our God and God of our fathers, God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob; wonderful Father of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah; the great, mighty, and awesome God, the most high God, who bestows steadfast love and goodness and is Master of all, and remembers the good deeds of the fathers, and brought the Redeemer to their children, for the sake of Your Name. O our King, Helper, Savior, and Shield, blessed are You, O Lord, Shield of Abraham!

You are mighty forever, O Lord! You bring to life the dead. You are mighty to save! You sustain the living with steadfast love. You bring the dead to life with great mercy. You support the sick. You free the captives and are faithful to those who sleep in the dust! Who is like You, Lord of might? Who can be compared to You, O King? You cause death and cause life and make salvation flourish. Yes, You are faithful to bring the dead to life. Blessed are You, O Lord, who raises the dead!

You are infinitely holy and completely separate from sin and altogether pure and unique from all of Your creatures, and holy beings praise You every day! We pray, O Lord our God, that everything in Your creation gives You the reverence You deserve. May all of Your creation worship You, and may all mankind acknowledge You! May all unite as one to do Your will with a perfect heart! For we know, O Lord our God, that dominion is Yours, that Your strength and power are supreme, and that You are to be revered above everything that You have created. And, therefore, great and holy Three-In-One God, grant honor to Your people who know You, praise to those who revere You, hope to those who seek You, and confidence to those who long for You! Bring complete repentance to Your people Israel. Bring recognition that Yeshua is our wonderful Messiah and Lord and Savior and King! Restore joy to the land of Israel and gladness to Your city Jerusalem. May this happen speedily in our days! When You remove the rule of tyranny from the Earth and evil is silenced and when all wickedness vanishes like smoke, then the righteous will be glad; and the upright will rejoice and celebrate with joyous songs. And You, O Lord, will reign, You alone, over Your creation on Mount Zion, the dwelling place of Your splendor, and in Jerusalem, Your holy city, as it is written: “The Lord will reign forever! Your God, O Zion, will rule all generations! Praise the Lord!” You are holy, and You are awesome; and there is no God besides You! Blessed are You, O Lord, the holy King!

You chose the nation of Israel from among all peoples, loving us and delighting in us. You exalted us above all nations by setting us apart for Your purposes. You drew us near, O our King, to Your service. May the faithful remnant of Israel who knows You increase! We thank You that You have welcomed many other sons and daughters from the other nations to come close to You by means of their faith in Messiah Yeshua. And You gave us in love, O Lord our God, this holy day. On this special day, O Lord our God and God of our fathers, remember us and accept us as You remember and accept our fathers, Jerusalem Your holy city, the faithful people of the house of Israel, and especially Messiah Yeshua, the son of David, through whom You bring salvation, help, victory, deliverance, truth, grace, mercy, love, happiness, peace, and everlasting life! Remember us, O Lord our God, and bless us, and be good to us! According to Your promises of salvation and mercy, redeem us, rescue us, spare us, and be gracious to us. Have compassion on us, and deliver us; for we belong to You, and You are a gracious and compassionate God and Father and King! Our God and God of our fathers, reign over all the universe in Your glory; and in Your splendor, be exalted above all the Earth! Shine forth in the majesty of Your conquering power over all the inhabitants of Your world so that every created thing may realize that You made it, that every creature understand that You created it, and that all who have breath may declare:

יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵי יִשְּׁרָאֵל מֶלֶךְ וּמַלְכוּתוֹ בַּכֹּל מָשֶׁלָה!

Adonai Elohay Yisrael Meh-lech u-mal-chu-toh bah-kol mah-she-lah!

The Lord God of Israel is King, and His kingdom rules over all!

Our God and God of our fathers, set us apart by Your commandments; fill us with Your Holy Spirit; enlarge our faith; and enable us to fulfill Your word! Satisfy us with Your goodness, and fill us with happiness because we know the salvation that comes only through Messiah Yeshua! Purify our hearts so that we can truly know and serve You; for You, O Lord our God, are the only true God! Blessed are You, O Lord, the great and holy King, who sets apart the nation of Israel and especially the faithful remnant who knows Messiah and the people from the nations who are part of Messiah’s Community!

O Lord our God, be gracious to Your people Israel; and cause us to completely turn back to You! Enable us to recognize that Yeshua is the Messiah whom You sent to help us! Then You will restore true worship to Your Sanctuary in Jerusalem and receive lovingly and favorably the offerings and prayers of Israel. May we soon see Your return to Jerusalem with mercy and grace. Blessed are You, O Lord, who will restore Your presence to Zion!

We give thanks to You; for You are the Lord our God and the God of our fathers for all eternity, the Rock of our lives, and the Shield that saves through every generation! We thank You and praise You for Your constant care. We entrust our lives into Your almighty hands. Your miracles are with us daily, and Your wonderful goodness overflows at all times – evening, morning, and noon. You are good, and Your mercy never fails. You are compassionate, and Your faithful love never ceases. May we always place our trust and hope in You. Blessed are You, O Lord, to whom it is appropriate to give praise and thanks!

Grant abundant peace to Israel, Your special nation, and Messiah’s Community, Your special people; and be gracious and bring peace to all of mankind, for You are the only true Source of peace. May we overcome and have saving faith and be written in the Book of Life, we and the faithful remnant of the house of Israel and the faithful remnant from the nations; for Messiah has promised: “As for him who overcomes, I will never erase his name from the Book of Life but will acknowledge him before My Father and His angels.” Blessed are You, O Lord, who makes peace and gives everlasting life!

THE ANCIENT YOM KIPPUR AVODAH SERVICE

As we recall the ancient Yom Kippur Avodah service, may we renew ourselves in repentance to the God of Israel, who sent Messiah Yeshua, who made Himself the atonement for our sins. In the days when the Temple stood in Jerusalem, the High Priest would consecrate himself before Yom Kippur. For seven days he would prepare for the Yom Kippur service. On the morning of Yom Kippur, he bathed. Then he placed his hands on a bull for his own sin offering and confessed, using the special name of God: “Lord, I have transgressed and sinned against You, I and my household. Lord, forgive the sins, iniquities, and transgressions which I and my household have committed in Your sight, as it is written in the Torah of Your servant Moses: ‘On this day atonement will be made for you, to cleanse you from all your sins before the Lord.’”

And when the priests and the people who stood in the Temple court heard the glorious and awesome Name from the mouth of the High Priest, they bowed in worship and prostrated themselves and declared, “Blessed be His glorious Name whose kingdom is forever and ever!”

Then the High Priest went to the east side of the Temple court where two goats were ready to serve as the atonement for the people of Israel. Two golden lots were drawn from a casket: one for the goat to be sacrificed for the sins of the people, and the second for the Azazel scapegoat to be driven into the desert. The High Priest tied a scarlet thread to the head of the scapegoat, scarlet for the stain of our sins. Then the High Priest went to his own bull a second time and confessed his sins and those of his fellow priests, using the special name of God: “Lord, I have transgressed and sinned against You, I and my household and the sons of Aaron, Your holy people. Lord, forgive the sins, iniquities, and transgressions which I and my household and the sons of Aaron, Your holy people, have committed in Your sight, as it is written in the Torah of Your servant Moses: ‘On this day atonement will be made for you, to cleanse you from all your sins before the Lord.’”

And when the priests and the people who stood in the Temple court heard the glorious and awesome Name from the mouth of the High Priest, they bowed in worship and prostrated themselves and declared, “Blessed be His glorious Name whose kingdom is forever and ever!”

Then, after killing his bull and offering incense, the High Priest entered the Most Holy Place and sprinkled the blood of the bull once up and seven times down. The he came out and killed the goat, the sin offering for the people, and returned to the Most Holy Place and sprinkled its blood once up and seven times down. Then he came out and went to the scapegoat and confessed the sins of the people, using the special name of God: “Lord, Your people, the house of Israel, have transgressed and sinned against You. Lord, forgive the sins, iniquities, and transgressions which Your people, the house of Israel, have committed in Your sight, as it is written in the Torah of Your servant Moses: ‘On this day atonement will be made for you, to cleanse you from all your sins before the Lord.’”

And when the priests and the people who stood in the Temple court heard the glorious and awesome Name from the mouth of the High Priest, they bowed in worship and prostrated themselves and declared, “Blessed be His glorious Name whose kingdom is forever and ever!”

Then the High Priest sent the scapegoat away to the desert. The man in charge drove the scapegoat over a rock so that its bones shattered like broken pottery. Then the High Priest offered other sacrifices. When he finished his Yom Kippur service, his face shone like the sun. And when the messenger who drove the scapegoat into the wilderness returned, the people rejoiced in the knowledge that the scarlet thread had turned white. Their hope had been fulfilled, and they felt washed and cleansed. Their atonement felt like a cool breeze on a hot harvest day. The praises of God were on their lips, and a new song was in their mouths. How happy are the people who are so situated! How happy are the people whose God is the Lord!

We, too, can rejoice because we have a greater atonement, a greater High Priest who serves in a superior Temple, and a better covenant based on better sacrifices that brings superior access to God! The High Priests who came from Aaron came from an inferior priesthood. But we have a High Priest who has a superior priesthood of the order of Malkee-Tzedek. The High Priests who descended from Aaron were mortals who were weak and died. But our High Priest is the eternal Son of God. He has an indestructible life and, therefore, is able to save forever those who draw near to God through Him since He always lives to make intercession for them. The High Priests who came from Aaron were sinful and needed to bring sacrifices for themselves. But our High Priest is holy, pure and undefiled, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens!

The High Priests who came from Aaron were mediators of the covenant made with Israel at Sinai. But that covenant couldn’t bring us to the goal. It only contained a shadow of the good things to come and not the reality of those things that we need! But our High Priest operates on a better covenant that has been enacted on better promises. The High Priests who came from Aaron served in a beautiful building; but it no longer stands and was only a copy of the true Temple that is in Heaven, that was not made by imperfect human hands. The Temple on Earth became defiled and needed atonement each year. The Temple in Heaven was built by the God whose work is perfect and who is, therefore, able to accomplish perfect atonement.

The sacrifices offered by the High Priests who came from Aaron were limited in power and value. They could temporarily cover sins since it is impossible for the blood of bulls, goats, rams, lambs, and pigeons to take away our sins. But we have a greater sacrifice; for as the scapegoat wore a crimson thread, symbolic of our fathers’ sins, so the Son of God poured out His blood as He bore the sins of all humanity. Messiah did not enter the Temple in Heaven by means of the blood of goats and calves; but He entered the Most Holy Place once for all by His own blood, obtaining eternal redemption. If the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a red cow sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean, how much more will the blood of Messiah cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death so that we may serve the living God?

We have better access to God. The Temple was where God manifested His presence on Earth, but it limited access to the presence of the holy God. Gentiles could only go into the outermost court. The men of Israel could go into the inner court. Only the priests could go into the holy place. Only the High Priest could go through the veil into the Most Holy Place only on Yom Kippur and only with washings accompanied with sacrifices and blood and with incense to prevent him from gazing on the presence of the holy God. But, because of the blood of Yeshua, we have been brought close to God. We are in Messiah, and Messiah is in us; and Messiah is in the heart of the Father. God is very close to us, and we are very close to Him – now and forever!

We have an even greater atonement. For just as the High Priest emerged alive from the Most Holy Place, so Messiah emerged alive from the grave and through His death overcame death! Therefore, brothers, having such a great High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. For happy indeed are the people whose God is the Lord!

AL CHAIT: THE CONFESSION OF OUR SINS

Our God and God of our fathers, let our prayers come before You; and do not hide Yourself from our supplication. What will we say to You who dwell on high? You know all things, both hidden and revealed. You search our hearts and thoughts. Nothing is hidden from Your sight. O Lord our God, we are not so arrogant nor hardened to say, “We are righteous and have not sinned.” For truly we have sinned. We have turned away from the good commandments You have given us.

Our God and God of our fathers, You are righteous and true in all Your ways; but we have done evil in Your sight. Thank You, O Lord our God, that You forgive all our sins, pardon all our iniquities, and grant atonement for all our transgressions through Yeshua the Messiah. For it is written: “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

For the sin we have committed in Your sight by sinning willfully, and for the sin we have committed in ignorance. For the sin we have committed in Your sight by slandering others, and for the sin of gossip. For the sin we have committed in Your sight by neglecting our responsibilities, and for the sin of selfishness. For the sin we have committed in Your sight by indulging evil thoughts, and for the sin of lust. For the sin we have committed in Your sight by being lukewarm, and for the sin of not loving You with all our hearts and souls.

For the sin we have committed in Your sight by not hungering and thirsting for righteousness, and for the sin of not being poor in spirit. For the sin we have committed in Your sight by not being merciful, and for the sin of withholding when we could have given. For the sin we have committed in Your sight by speaking foolish words, and for the sin of not controlling our tongues. For the sin we have committed in Your sight by not loving our neighbors, and for the sin of not blessing our enemies. For the sin we have committed in Your sight by not turning the other cheek, and for the sin of practicing our righteousness before people. For the sin we have committed in Your sight by being proud, and for the sin of lack of zeal. For the sin we have committed in Your sight by not shouting from the housetops what You have whispered in our ear, and for the sin of fearing man more than fearing you. For the sin we have committed in Your sight knowingly, and for the sin we have committed unknowingly. For all these, O God of forgiveness, forgive us, pardon us, and grant us atonement because of Yeshua the Messiah!

וְעַל כֻּלָּם אֱלוֹהַּ סְלִיחוֹת, סְלַח לָנוּ, מְחַל לָנוּ, כַּפֶּר לָנוּ, בְּיֵשׁוּעַ הַמָּשִׁיחַ!

V’al ku-lam Eh-lo-ha s’lee-chot, s’lach lanu, m’chal lanu, kaper lanu b’Yeshua ha-Mashiach!

For the sin we have committed in Your sight by not walking as Yeshua walked, and for the sin of not being filled with Your Spirit. For the sin we have committed in Your sight by loving the world, and for the sin of loving the things in the world. For the sin we have committed in Your sight by putting other things before You, and for the sin of idolatry. For the sin we have committed in Your sight by not praying without ceasing, and for the sin of not being thankful. For the sin we have committed in Your sight by not being quick to forgive, and for the sin of holding resentments.

For the sin we have committed in Your sight by not going the second mile, and for the sin of impatience. For the sin we have committed in Your sight by not doing unto others as we would have them do unto us, and for the sin of greed. For the sin we have committed in Your sight by being anxious about the things of this life, and for the sin of not trusting You to provide for all of our needs. For the sin we have committed in Your sight by not making Messiah’s ongoing mission to save the lost a priority, and for the sin of worldliness. For the sin we have committed in Your sight by setting our minds on the things below, and for the sin of not setting our minds on things above. For all these, O God of forgiveness, forgive us, pardon us, and grant us atonement because of Yeshua the Messiah!

וְעַל כֻּלָּם אֱלוֹהַּ סְלִיחוֹת, סְלַח לָנוּ, מְחַל לָנוּ, כַּפֶּר לָנוּ, בְּיֵשׁוּעַ הַמָּשִׁיחַ!

V’al ku-lam Eh-lo-ha s’lee-chot, s’lach lanu, m’chal lanu, kaper lanu b’Yeshua ha-Mashiach!

AVEENU MALKAYNU: OUR FATHER OUR KING

Aveenu Malkaynu, we have no King except You!

Our Father our King, we acknowledge that You are the High King and that King Yeshua is Your Son, the Son of the High King.

Aveenu Malkaynu, we have sinned before You.

Our Father our King, bring us back in perfect repentance to You.

Aveenu Malkaynu, thank You that we can come before Your throne of grace in our time of need.

Our Father our King, You are a God who hears and answers prayer.

Aveenu Malkaynu, thank You for Your great love and mercy and grace and peace.

Our Father our King, we bless You for dealing kindly with us.

Aveenu Malkaynu, thank You that we can have peace in the middle of life’s storms.

Our Father our King, thank You that Your joy is our strength.

Aveenu Malkaynu, we praise You for sending Messiah.

Our Father our King, we thank You for revealing King Yeshua to us.

Aveenu Malkaynu, we bless You for blotting out all of our transgressions because of Messiah.

Our Father our King, thank You for inscribing us in the Lamb’s book of life.

Aveenu Malkaynu, thank You for bringing us into the New Covenant and for giving us eternal life.

Our Father our King, we bless You that we can have the confidence of living forever with You.

Aveenu Malkaynu, thank You for giving us a new nature.

Our Father our King, thank You for making us Your sons and daughters whom You love and who will live with You forever and ever!

Aveenu Malkaynu, empower us to love You with all our heart, soul, and might.

Our Father our King, help us to love our neighbor as we love ourselves.

Aveenu Malkaynu, enable us to keep our eyes fixed on Yeshua.

Our Father our King, fill us with Your Spirit this and every day.

Aveenu Malkaynu, give us the mind of Messiah. Help us to have His priorities and carry on His great mission of world evangelism, teaching, and good deeds. Help us live for You and not for ourselves, live for You and not for the world.

Our Father our King, bless us with wisdom and understanding.

Aveenu Malkaynu, help us to follow all of Your ways.

Our Father our King, establish and expand Messiah’s Community throughout the world.

Aveenu Malkaynu, help us to be anxious for nothing but trust You to meet our needs.

Our Father our King, be gracious to us and answer us, for we have no merits; deal charitably and graciously with us, and save us!

אָבִינוּ מַלְכֵּנוּ חָנֵּנוּ וַעֲנֵנוּ כִּי אֵין בָּנוּ מַעֲשִׂים עֲשֵׂה עִמָּנוּ צְדָקָה וָחֶסֶד וְהוֹשִׁיעֵנוּ!

Ah-vee-nu Mal-kay-nu cho-nay-nu v’ah-nay-nu Ah-vee-nu Mal-kay-nu cho-nay-nu v’ah-nay-nu kee ayn bah-nu ma’ah-seem ah-say ee-mah-nu tzah-dah-kah v’cheh-sed ah-say ee-ma-nu tzah-dah-kah v’cheh-sed v’ho-shee-ay-nu!

Aveenu Malkaynu, comfort all those who mourn.

Our Father our King, make us gentle so that we may inherit the Earth.

Aveenu Malkaynu, help us be poor in spirit, that we may enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

Our Father our King, help us hunger and thirst for righteousness.

Aveenu Malkaynu, make us merciful that we might receive mercy.

Our Father our King, make us pure in heart that we might see You.

Aveenu Malkaynu, help us to be peacemakers, that we might be Your children.

Our Father our King, help us to bear up under persecution.

Aveenu Malkaynu, enable us to be the salt of the Earth and the light of the world.

Our Father our King, cause us to rejoice always, pray without ceasing, always giving thanks, continually trusting in You.

Aveenu Malkaynu, bring Your Yeshua – Your Salvation, to our friends and families.

Our Father our King, take away the blindness from our people.

Aveenu Malkaynu, save the Jewish people from all of our sins.

Our Father our King, bless Messiah’s Community throughout the world.

Aveenu Malkaynu, reveal Yeshua to Israel and the nations.

Our Father our King, inscribe the chosen ones from Israel and the nations in the Lamb’s book of life.

Aveenu Malkaynu, send Messiah Yeshua back to Earth to save us, Israel and the nations.

Our Father our King, be gracious to us and answer us for we have no merits; deal charitably and graciously with us and save us!

אָבִינוּ מַלְכֵּנוּ חָנֵּנוּ וַעֲנֵנוּ כִּי אֵין בָּנוּ מַעֲשִׂים עֲשֵׂה עִמָּנוּ צְדָקָה וָחֶסֶד וְהוֹשִׁיעֵנוּ!

Ah-vee-nu Mal-kay-nu cho-nay-nu v’ah-nay-nu Ah-vee-nu Mal-kay-nu cho-nay-nu v’ah-nay-nu kee ayn bah-nu ma’ah-seem ah-say ee-mah-nu tzah-dah-kah v’cheh-sed ah-say ee-ma-nu tzah-dah-kah v’cheh-sed v’ho-shee-ay-nu!

THE ASSURANCE WE HAVE OF ATONEMENT

How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered! How blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity and in whose spirit there is no deceit! If You, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with You that You may be feared. You are a God of forgiveness, who is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, and abounding in love.

I will cleanse them from all the sins they have committed against Me and will forgive all their sins of rebellion against Me. I, even I, am the One who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake; and I will not remember your sins. I have wiped out your transgressions like a thick cloud and your sins like a heavy mist. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you. This is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel. I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.

Bless the Lord, O my soul; and forget none of His benefits, who pardons all your iniquities! He will again have compassion on us; He will tread our iniquities underfoot. You will hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea. As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the Lord, and He will have compassion on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.

He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed. By His knowledge the Righteous One, My Servant, will make many righteous, as He will bear their iniquities. He poured out Himself to death, and was numbered with the transgressors; yet He Himself bore the sins of many and interceded for the transgressors.

God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. Whoever has the Son has life. If you confess with your mouth that Yeshua is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved! God made Messiah, who knew no sin, to be a sin offering for us that we might become the righteousness of God when we are joined to Him.

He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. Through Yeshua everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses.

If we confess our sins, God is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Messiah promised: “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.”

Rabbi Paul wrote: “I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Messiah Yeshua our Lord!”

YIZKOR: REMEMBERING THOSE WHO HAVE DIED

Lord, what is man that You take knowledge of him or the son of man that You are mindful of him? Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow. In the morning he flourishes. In the evening he withers and fades away. The days of our lives are seventy years. And if by reason of strength they are eighty years, yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. So teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

Merciful Father, in whose hand are the souls of all the living and all the dead, may we find comfort as we remember those who have passed into eternity. Let our remembrance be true, undimmed by time. Help us to come to You with an open heart to bring to You our love and gratitude as well as our loss, sorrow, and grief. As we remember, let us trust always in Your perfect justice and Your infinite mercy.

REMEMBERING THOSE WHO DIED WITHOUT KNOWING YESHUA

O Lord my God, I remember the life of …. who passed into eternity. Thank You for giving him/her life and bringing him/her into my life. Thank You for the good things he/she brought into my life and the lives of others. May I continue to remember him/her for the good things, and may my memory of him/her be without bitterness. May my memory of him/her inspire me to serve You better and cause me to be more passionate to share the message of hope I have because of Messiah.

REMEMBERING THOSE WHO FELL ASLEEP FAITHFUL TO YESHUA

O Lord my God, may I remember the life of …. who has gone to his/her eternal home. I believe that his/her life will bring You honor and he/she will rejoice in Your eternal presence. May his/her memory be a blessing and a comfort to me and to others as Rabbi Paul wrote: Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Yeshua died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Yeshua those who have fallen asleep in Him. According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will come down from Heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Messiah will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.

EL MALEH RACHAMIM: GOD FULL OF COMPASSION

El Maleh Rachamim, God full of compassion, Shochen Bamromim, You who live on high, thank You for granting perfect rest beneath the sheltering wings of the Shekhinah, Your Dwelling Presence, among the holy and pure who shine as the brightness of the heavens, to the soul of … who has gone to eternity. Thank You that his/her rest will be in Paradise. Thank You for bringing him/her under the cover of Your wings and binding up his/her soul in the bond of eternal life. Thank You that You are his/her possession and that he/she rests in peace.

God full of compassion, You are mighty to save! You raise the dead. Thank You that You will raise … from the dead and give him/her eternal life. God full of compassion, precious in Your sight is the death of Your holy ones. Thank You for …’s death as a saint and the confidence I have that he/she will be eternally precious to You. God full of compassion, just as Your Son promised Paradise to the repentant thief, thank You that You have brought … to the joys of Heaven. God full of compassion, thank You that Messiah is the bright morning star. Guide me through any darkness with the unfailing light emanating from Messiah. God full of compassion, thank You for Messiah who said, “I am the resurrection and the life.” Just as He wept at the grave of Lazarus, His friend, and consoled Martha and Mary in their distress, so may He bring resurrection and everlasting life to … and console me and others who mourn. God full of compassion, You are righteous in all Your ways and slow to anger and full of mercy, so have compassion on the rest of …’s family and friends and bless them with Your salvation!

PSALM 23

Adonai Roh-ee, the Lord is my shepherd; I will not lack. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His Name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever!

MOURNER’S KADDISH

Glorified and sanctified be God’s great Name throughout the world which He has created according to His will! May He establish His kingdom in your lifetime and during your days and within the life of the entire house of Israel, speedily and soon; and let us say, amayn! May His great Name be blessed forever and to all eternity! Blessed and praised, glorified and exalted, extolled and honored, adored and lauded be the Name of the Holy One, blessed be He, who is beyond all the blessing and song, praise and consolation that are ever spoken in the world; and let us say, amayn! May there be abundant peace from Heaven and life for us and for all Israel; and let us say, amayn! He who creates peace in His Heavenly Heights, may He make peace for us and for all Israel; and let us say, amayn!

יִתְגַּדַּל וְיִתְקַדַּשׁ שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא בְּעָלְמָא דִּי בְרָא כִרְעוּתֵהּ וְיַמְלִיךְ מַלְכוּתֵהּ בְּחַיֵּיכוֹן וּבְיוֹמֵיכוֹן וּבְחַיֵּי דְכָל בֵּית יִשְּׁרָאֵל בַּעֲגָלָא וּבִזְמַן קָרִיב, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן. יְהֵא שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא מְבָרַךְ לְעָלַם וּלְעָלְמֵי עָלְמַיָּא. יִתְבָּרַךְ וְיִשְׁתַּבַּח וְיִתְפָּאַר וְיִתְרוֹמַם וְיִתְנַשֵּׂא וְיִתְהַדָּר וְיִתְעַלֶּה וְיִתְהַלָּל שְׁמֵהּ דְּקֻדְשָׁא, בְּרִיךְ הוּא, לְעֵלָּא מִן כָּל בִּרְכָתָא וְשִׁירָתָא תֻּשְׁבְּחָתָא וְנֶחֱמָתָא דַּאֲמִירָן בְּעָלְמָא, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן. יְהֵא שְׁלָמָא רַבָּא מִן שְׁמַיָּא וְחַיִּים עָלֵינוּ וְעַל כָּל יִשְּׁרָאֵל, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן. עוֹשֶּׁה שָׁלוֹם בִּמְרוֹמָיו הוּא יַעֲשֶּׁה שָׁלוֹם עָלֵינוּ וְעַל כָּל יִשְּׁרָאֵל, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן!

Yitgadal v’yeet-ka-dash sh’may rabah b’almah dee vrah chee-ru-tay v’yam-leech mal-chu-tay b’chai-yay-chon uv-yo-may-chon uv-chai-yay d’chol bait Yisrael ba’ah-gah-lah u’veez-man ka-reev, v’eem-ru amayn. Y’hay shmay rabah m’va-rach ah-lam u’l’al-may al-mai-yah. Yeet-barach v’yeesh-ta-bach v’yeet-pa-ar v’yeet-roh-mahm v’yeet-nah-say v’yeet-hadar v’yeet-ah-leh v’yeet-halal shmay d’kud-shah, b’reech Hu, l’eh-lah meen kol beer-cha-tah v’shee-ra-tah tush-b’cha-tah v’neh-cheh-mah-tah da’ah-mee-ran b’al-mah, v’eem-ru amayn. Y’hay sh’lah-mah rah-bah meen sh’mah-yah v’chai-yeem ah-lay-nu v’al kol Yisrael, v’eem-ru amayn. Oh-say shalom beem-roh-mahv Hu yah-ah-say shalom ah-lay-nu v’al kol Yisrael, v’eem-ru amayn!

TEKIAT SHOFAR: BLOWING THE SHOFAR

The Lord said to Moses, “Say to the Israelis: ‘On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of sabbath rest, a sacred assembly, a reminder by blowing the shofar. Do no regular work, but present an offering by fire to the Lord.’”

וַיְדַבֵּר יְהֹוָה אֶל משֶׁה לֵּאמֹר דַּבֵּר אֶל בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל לֵאמֹר בַּחֹדֶשׁ הַשְּׁבִיעִי בְּאֶחָד לַחֹדֶשׁ יִהְיֶה לָכֶם שַׁבָּתוֹן זִכְרוֹן תְּרוּעָה מִקְרָא קֹדֶשׁ. כָּל מְלֶאכֶת עֲבֹדָה לֹא תַעֲשׂוּ וְהִקְרַבְתֶּם אִשֶּׁה לַיהֹוָה.

TWELVE REASONS WE BLOW THE SHOFAR

  1. When we hear the shofar, we are to remember God’s Kingship. In ancient Israel the new king’s reign was announced with the shofar. When we blow the shofar, we remember that God the Father is the High King and that Messiah Yeshua is the King who sits at the High King’s right hand. We are to be obedient subjects of the King of kings and Lord of lords.
  1. When we hear the shofar, we are to remember to be God’s worshipers. God seeks those who will worship Him in spirit and in truth. The shofar heads the list of instruments used to worship God, as it is written: “Praise Him with the shofar.”
  1. When we hear the shofar, we are to remember our great need to repent. “Blow a shofar in Zion and sound an alarm on My holy mountain … consecrate a fast, proclaim a solemn assembly. Return to Me with all your heart and with fasting, weeping and mourning; and rend your heart and not your garments.”
  1. When we hear the shofar, we are to remember the faithfulness of the Patriarchs. The ram’s horn reminds us of the “Akedah,” the binding of Isaac. Because of this act of faith, God promised to bless the Jewish people, give us victory over our enemies, and bless the nations of the world through us. The shofar is a reminder of our covenant with God because of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and that the Jewish people are beloved by God for the sake of the Fathers.
  1. When we hear the shofar, we are to remember the binding of Messiah Yeshua, the fulfillment of the Akedah. Abraham prophesied that God would provide for Himself the Lamb for the burnt offering. Yeshua was offered up as the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world on that same spot two thousand years later.
  1. When we hear the shofar, we are to remember the heavenly shofar that accompanied the revelation of the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. The shofar reminds us that all Scripture is divinely inspired by God and we are to pay attention to every word that comes from the mouth of God.
  1. When we hear the shofar, we are to remember the words of the prophets, as it is written: “I set watchmen over you saying, ‘Listen to the sound of the shofar.’” Prophets are like a shofar that warns of danger. Israel was judged for ignoring the prophets. We must pay attention to the prophets of Israel, especially Messiah Yeshua, Israel’s greatest prophet; or we will suffer very serious consequences.
  1. When we hear the shofar, we are to remember that we are in a state of war. “Near is the great day of the Lord, near and coming very quickly … a day of shofar and battle cry.” We are in the middle of a raging cosmic battle for the souls of human beings. Satan and his fallen angels are fighting for people to share their destiny. God and Messiah are fighting for people to share the Son of God’s destiny.
  1. When we hear the shofar, we are to remember the eventual end of all warfare. The shofar was blown at the end of battle. The shofar is a reminder that final victory for those who are faithful to God and Messiah is ahead! When Messiah returns, He will end all wars, battles, and injustice and usher in a thousand years of peace on Earth, followed by eternal life in the New Heavens and the New Earth and the New Jerusalem!
  1. When we hear the shofar, we are to remember the resurrection that will take place at Messiah’s return, as it is written: “We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.” “For the Lord Himself will descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. And the dead in Messiah will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the air to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we will always be with the Lord.”
  1. When we hear the shofar, we are to be reminded of the Jewish people’s restoration to the Land of Israel and to the God of Israel. When Messiah returns, He will gather all of Israel’s exiles, as it is written: “You will be gathered up one by one, O sons of Israel. It will come about also in that day that a great shofar will be blown.”
  1. Finally, when we sound the shofar, we are asking God to remember us. The sounding of the shofar is like a prayer that ascends to God’s throne saying, “Please remember Your covenants, and forgive us and help us and save us.”

BLESSING FOR HEARING THE SHOFAR

Blessed are You, O Lord our God, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with Your commandments and commanded us to hear the sounding of the shofar.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם אֳשֶׁר קִדְּשָׁנוּ בְּמִּצְוֹתָיו וְצִוָּנוּ לִשְׁמוֹעַ קוֹל שׁוֹפָר.

Baruch Ata Adonai Elohaynu Melech ha-olam, ah-sher kid-shah-nu b’mitz-voh-tav v’tzi-vah-nu lish-moh-ah kol shof.

תקיעה שׁברים תרועה תקיעה

תקיעה שׁברים תרועה תקיעה

תקיעה שׁברים תרועה תקיעה

TEKIAH SHEVARIM TRUAH TEKIAH

TEKIAH SHEVARIM TRUAH TEKIAH

TEKIAH SHEVARIM TRUAH TEKIAH

 

May it be Your will, Lord our God and God of our fathers, to let the sounds that come forth from our shofar pierce our hearts and ascend and plead before Your glorious throne for the pardon of all our sins, those of our people Israel, of Messiah’s Community throughout the world, and of the whole world, and for the speedy return of King Yeshua!

MALCHUYOT: PROCLAIMING GOD’S KINGSHIP

יְהֹוָה יִמְלֹךְ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד! Adonai yeem-loch l’olam va-ed! The Lord will be King forever and ever! Raise your heads, O gates, raise yourselves, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is the King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory!

 

וְנֶאֱמַר:וְהָיָה יְהֹוָה לְמֶלֶךְ עַל כָּל הָאָרֶץ בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא יִהְיֶה יְהֹוָה אֶחָד וּשְׁמוֹ אֶחָד!

V’neh-eh-mar: v’ha-yah Adonai l’Melech al kol ha-aretz

ba-yom ha-hu yee-h’yeh Adonai echad u’shmo echad!

And it will be said: The Lord will be King over all the Earth;

on that day the Lord will be one and His Name one!

 

Our God and God of our fathers, reign over the whole universe in Your glory; be exalted over all the Earth in Your grandeur; shine forth in Your splendid majesty over all the inhabitants of Your world. May every existing being know that You have made it; may every creature realize that You have created it; may every breathing thing proclaim:

יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵי יִשְּׁרָאֵל מֶלֶךְ,וּמַלְכוּתוֹ בַּכֹּל מָשֶׁלָה!

Adonai Elohay Yisrael Melech, u-mal-chu-to bah-kol mah-she-lah!

The Lord God of Israel is King, and His kingdom rules over all!

Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever!

 

תקיעה שׁברים תקיעה

TEKIAH SHEVARIM TEKIAH

May it be Your will, Lord our God and God of our fathers, to let the sounds that come forth from our shofar pierce our hearts and ascend and plead before Your glorious throne for the pardon of all our sins, those of our people Israel, of Messiah’s Community throughout the world, and of the whole world, and for the speedy return of King Yeshua! O King, receive with mercy and favor our proclamation of Your Kingship!

ZICHRONOT: GOD REMEMBERS HIS COVENANTS

God made a covenant with Noah: God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him saying, “Now behold, I Myself do establish My covenant with you, and with your descendants after you, and with every creature that is with you.”

God made a covenant with Abraham: The Lord told Abraham, “I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your descendants after you. And I will give to you and to your descendants after you all the land of Canaan for an everlasting possession.” He also swore to Abraham, “I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens, and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your seed will possess the gate of your enemies. And in your seed all the nations of the Earth will be blessed.”

God made a covenant with the Jewish people during the time of Moses: He said to us, “If you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you will be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the Earth is mine; and you will be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.”

God made a covenant with David: “I have made a covenant with My chosen one, I have sworn to David My servant, ‘I will establish your line forever and make your throne firm through all generations,’” promising that the Messiah of Israel and the Savior of the world would come through David and that the Messiah would rule over Israel and the nations forever and ever!

God made a new and everlasting covenant through Messiah Yeshua, the son of Noah, the son of Abraham, the Prophet like Moses, and the son of David: “I will appoint You as a covenant to the people, as a light to the nations.” “‘Behold the days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. This is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,’ declares the Lord. ‘I will put my Torah within them, and on their heart will I write it; and I will be their God, and they will be My people. I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.’”

תקיעה תרועה תקיעה

TEKIAH TRUAH TEKIAH

May it be Your will, Lord our God and God of our fathers, to let the sounds that come forth from our shofar pierce our hearts and ascend and plead before Your glorious throne for the pardon of all our sins, those of our people Israel, of Messiah’s Community throughout the world, and of the whole world, and for the speedy return of King Yeshua! O Lord, receive with mercy and favor the remembrance of Your covenants!

SHOFAROT

For the Lord Himself will descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. It will come about also in that day that a great shofar will be blown, and those who were perishing in the land of Assyria and who were scattered in the land of Egypt will come and worship the Lord in the holy mountain at Jerusalem.

And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of Heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And God will wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there will be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither will there be any more pain, for the former things have passed away.

Our God and God of our fathers, sound the great shofar for our freedom, lift up the banner to gather our exiles, bring our scattered ones among the nations near to You, and gather them from the ends of the Earth! Lead us with joy into Zion, Your city, and to Jerusalem, the place of Your sanctuary, with everlasting joy! You, O Lord, hear the sound of the shofar; and give heed to the trumpet blast; there is none like You! Blessed are You, O Lord, who in mercy hears the shofar sounds of Your people!

תקיעה שׁברים תרועה תקיעה

תקיעה שׁברים תקיעה

תקיעה תרועה תקיעה

תקיעה שׁברים תרועה תקיעה גדולה

TEKIAH SHEVARIM TRUAH TEKIAH

TEKIAH SHEVARIM TEKIAH

TEKIAH TRUAH TEKIAH

TEKIAH SHEVARIM TRUAH TEKIAH GEDOLAH

 

May it be Your will, Lord our God and God of our fathers, to let the sounds that come forth from our shofar pierce our hearts and ascend and plead before Your glorious throne for the pardon of all our sins, those of our people Israel, of Messiah’s Community throughout the world, and of the whole world, and for the speedy return of King Yeshua! O Lord, receive with mercy and favor our hope in the sound of the shofar and the coming of our Messiah Yeshua!

YOU WHO ARE ASLEEP, WAKE UP!

You who are asleep, wake up! You who are in a trance, arise! Search your doings, and repent! Remember your Creator! You who forget constant truth in vanities of the hour and indulge all year in trifles which can’t profit or save, look rightly into your souls! Amend your ways and your deeds. Let each one of you give up his evil course and purpose. Get up, sleeper! Rise from the dead, and Messiah will shine on you! Pay careful attention to how you conduct your life. Live wisely, not unwisely.

YOU ARE OUR GOD

You are our God, and we are Your people. You are our Father, and we are Your children.

You are our Master, and we are Your servants. You are our Shepherd, and we are Your flock.

You are our Head, and we are Your body. You are our Vine, and we are Your branches.

You are our Creator, and we are Your creatures. You are our Potter, and we are Your clay.

You are our King, and we are Your subjects. You are our Groom, and we are Your bride.

We are weak, and You are our Strength. We are defenseless, and You are our Fortress.

We are oppressed, and You are our Deliverer. We are wounded, and You are our Healer.

We are hungry, and You are the Bread of Life. We are thirsty, and You are Living Water.

We are weary, and You are our Sabbath Rest. We are evil, and You are our Righteousness.

We are foolish, and You are our Wisdom. We were in darkness, and You are our Light.

We were lost, but You are the Way. We were deceived, but You are the Truth.

We were dead, but You are the Life. We were in bondage, but You are our Redemption.

We are nothing, and You are our all in all. We are Your worshipers, and You are our God!

ACT FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR NAME

Adonai Elohaynu, all too often we foolishly wander from You and from the truth and are in darkness; so act for the sake of Your wisdom and truth, act for Your light, act for the sake of Your knowledge, and act for Your understanding!

O Lord our God, we have sinned and fallen short of Your glory; so act for the sake of Your majesty, act for Your fame, act for the sake of Your kindness, and act for Your glory!

Adonai Elohaynu, we need Your help; so act for Your grace, and act for the sake of Your compassion!

O Lord our God, we are weak and fallible; so act for the sake of Your power, act for Your holiness, and act for the sake of Your love!

Adonai Elohaynu, there is so much injustice all over this world; so act for the sake of Your justice, and act for Your righteousness!

O Lord our God, anti-Semitism is rising and the persecution of Christians is taking place all over the world; so act for the sake of Your goodness, and act for Your mercy!

Adonai Elohaynu, most of the people of Israel are perishing for lack of knowledge and most of the peoples of the nations are, too; so act for the sake of Your faithfulness, act for Your covenants, and act for Your Good News!

O Lord our God, You are our God and we are Your people; so act for the sake of Your friends, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Act for Moses, Aaron, David, Solomon, the prophets, and Your servants who were killed for Your Name. Especially act for the sake of Your Son and our Lord and Savior, Messiah Yeshua. O Lord our God, act for the sake of Your great Name!

ADONAI, HU HA-ELOHIM! THE LORD, HE IS GOD!

This was first said when Elijah called Israel to Mount Carmel where they said:

יְהֹוָה הוּא הָאֱלֹהִים! Adonai, Hu HaElohim! The Lord He is God!

Even earlier Abraham our father realized:

יְהֹוָה הוּא הָאֱלֹהִים! Adonai, Hu HaElohim! The Lord He is God!

During the Exodus and at Mount Sinai, the people of Israel understood that:

 יְהֹוָה הוּא הָאֱלֹהִים!Adonai, Hu HaElohim! The Lord He is God!

Babylon’s King Nebuchadnezzar finally realized that:

יְהֹוָה הוּא הָאֱלֹהִים! Adonai, Hu HaElohim! The Lord He is God!

Messiah’s death and resurrection demonstrated that:

יְהֹוָה הוּא הָאֱלֹהִים! Adonai, Hu HaElohim! The Lord He is God!

Because of Yeshua, millions of Jewish people and peoples from the nations know that:

יְהֹוָה הוּא הָאֱלֹהִים! Adonai, Hu HaElohim! The Lord He is God!

At Messiah’s return, all Israel will proclaim:

יְהֹוָה הוּא הָאֱלֹהִים! Adonai, Hu HaElohim! The Lord He is God!

One day every knee will bow, of those who are in Heaven and on Earth and under the Earth, and every tongue will confess to the glory of God the Father that Messiah Yeshua is Adonai, Lord:

יְהֹוָה הוּא הָאֱלֹהִים! Adonai, Hu HaElohim! The Lord He is God!

Together we affirm today:

יְהֹוָה הוּא הָאֱלֹהִים! Adonai, Hu HaElohim! The Lord He is God!

REMEMBER US

Our God and God of our fathers, remember Your covenants. Remember Your many good and precious promises. Remember Jerusalem, Your holy city. Remember our father Abraham and the binding of his son Isaac. Remember Messiah Yeshua, the son of David; and grant us deliverance and happiness, grace and kindness, mercy and peace, and everlasting life!

CLOSING THE GATES

שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ יְהֹוָה אֶחָד!

Shema Yisrael Adonai Elohaynu Adonai echad!

Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One!

בָּרוּךְ שֵׁם כְּבוֹד מַלְכוּתוֹ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד!

בָּרוּךְ שֵׁם כְּבוֹד מַלְכוּתוֹ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד!

בָּרוּךְ שֵׁם כְּבוֹד מַלְכוּתוֹ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד!

Baruch shem kivod malchuto l’olam va-ed!

Baruch shem kivod malchuto l’olam va-ed!

Baruch shem kivod malchuto l’olam va-ed!

Blessed be His glorious Name whose kingdom is forever and ever!

Blessed be His glorious Name whose kingdom is forever and ever!

Blessed be His glorious Name whose kingdom is forever and ever!

יְהֹוָה הוּא הָאֱלֹהִים! יְהֹוָה הוּא הָאֱלֹהִים! יְהֹוָה הוּא הָאֱלֹהִים!

 יְהֹוָה הוּא הָאֱלֹהִים! יְהֹוָה הוּא הָאֱלֹהִים! יְהֹוָה הוּא הָאֱלֹהִים! יְהֹוָה הוּא הָאֱלֹהִים!

Adonai, Hu HaElohim! Adonai, Hu HaElohim! Adonai, Hu HaElohim!

Adonai, Hu HaElohim! Adonai, Hu HaElohim! Adonai, Hu HaElohim! Adonai, Hu HaElohim!

The Lord, He is God! The Lord, He is God! The Lord, He is God! The Lord, He is God!

The Lord, He is God! The Lord, He is God! The Lord, He is God!

BLOWING THE SHOFAR FOR THE LAST TIME

תקיעה גדולה

TEKIAH GEDOLAH

SUGGEST ORDER OF SERVICES FOR ROSH HASHANA AND YOM KIPPUR

 

EREV ROSH HASHANA SERVICE

Thanking God for keeping us alive (Page 1)

Praising the God who is worthy to be praised (Page 1)

Psalm 47 (Page 2)

Psalm 81 (Page 2)

Psalm 150 (Page 3)

Amidah (Page 5)

Aveenu Malkaynu (Page10)

Drasha (Sermon)

Blowing the Shofar (Page 15)

You Who Are Asleep (Page 20)

You are our God (Page 20)

Final Blessing

ROSH HASHANA DAY SERVICE

Thanking God for keeping us alive (Page 1)

Praising the God who is worthy to be praised (Page 1)

Psalm 47 (Page 2)

Psalm 81 (Page 2)

Psalm 150 (Page 3)

Reciting the Shema (Page 3)

Aveenu Malkaynu (Page 10)

Drasha (Sermon)

Blowing the Shofar (Page 15)

You Who Are Asleep (Page 20)

Remember Us (Page 22)

Final Blessing

EREV YOM KIPPUR

Thanking God for keeping us alive (Page 1)

Praising the God who is worthy to be praised (Page 1)

Psalm 51 (Page 2)

Reciting the Shema (Page 3)

Kaddish (Page 4)

Avodah Service (Page 7)

Aveenu Malkaynu (Page 10)

Drasha (Sermon)

Al Chait (Page 9)

Assurance of Atonement (Page 12)

Act for the Sake of Your Name (Page 20)

Final Blessing

YOM KIPPUR DAY

Thanking God for keeping us alive (Page 1)

Praising the God who is worthy to be praised (Page 1)

Psalm 51 (Page 2)

Reciting the Shema (Page 3)

Amidah (Page 5)

Avodah Service (Page 7)

Drasha (Sermon)

Aveenu Malkaynu (Page 10)

Al Chait (Page 9)

Assurance of Atonement (Page 12)

Yizkor (Page 13)

You are our God (Page 20)

Adonai, Hu Ha-Elohim (Page 21)

Remember Us (Page 22)

Final Blessing

NEILAH SERVICE

Psalm 51 (Page 2)

Psalm 145 (Page 3)

Amidah (Page 5)

Drasha (Sermon)

You Who Are Asleep Wake Up (Page 20)

The Lord He Is God (Page 21)

Closing the Gates (Page 22)

Final Blessing