We usually pray the following prayer on Sabbath before the beginning of the next Biblical month, at the end of the worship service:

Birchat Ha-Chodesh Blessing For The New Month

O Lord our God and God of our fathers, draw us closer to Yourself in this coming month, and bring us goodness and blessing!

Grant us fullness of life in the Messiah; life filled with His peace, with His goodness, with His joy, with His strength, with His righteousness and with His blessing!

Grant us a life in which our needs are met; a life filled with greater love for You and Your word, a life in which our duty to glorify You is fulfilled!

May You who redeemed our ancestors from slavery, and who redeems us from sin and death, and gives us eternal life, soon gather Your people from the four corners of the Earth, and bring us together under the kingship of Messiah Yeshua!

The new month of … will begin on … may it come to us, to the Jewish people, and to all people for good!

May the Holy One, blessed be He, bless this new month for us, and for His people Israel, and for all peoples everywhere, and especially for Messiah’s Holy Community with life, peace, joy and gladness, salvation and blessing! And let us say, amayn!


We usually pray the following prayer on the first Sabbath of the Biblical month, at the beginning of the worship service:

Birchat Ha-L’vana The Blessing For The New Moon

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the Heavens; praise Him in the heights! Praise Him all His angels! Praise Him all His hosts! Praise Him sun and moon; praise Him all stars of light! Praise Him highest Heavens, and the waters above the Heavens!

Let them praise the name of the Lord, for He commanded and they were created. He has also established them forever and ever; He has made a decree which will not pass away.

Blessed are You O Lord our God, king of the universe, who created the heavens by Your command, and all their host by Your mere word! You have subjected them to fixed laws and times, so that they do not deviate from their set function. They are happy to do the will of their Creator. May we be like the sun, moon and stars in this regard!

Like the moon the history of Your people has assumed a variety of phases. Like the moon Your people have waxed and waned, yet we are still alive. Like the moon we always reappear, even after being eclipsed for a time.

God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and lord of creation, may you protect all your children, the children of the covenant made with Abraham, and the children of the new covenant made through Messiah Yeshua, this new month of …, as it is written: the Lord is your keeper. The sun will not smite you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will protect you from all evil.

You ordered the moon to renew itself over those you sustain from birth, who likewise will be regenerated in the future. Blessed are You O Lord, who renews the months.