God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, righteous and holy Father of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, You are the holy God; yet we who were created in Your image have sinned against You. We have participated in rebellion against You. We were alienated from You, who are the Source of goodness, blessing and life. We have sinned and have earned the penalty of death, for the wages of sin is death.
But You, O Lord our God, are rich in mercy and grace, and full of compassion, and so loved us that you sent Messiah Yeshua, Your only Son, and our Lord and Savior, that He might share fully in our humanity and pour out His life as a blameless offering to atone for all of our sins.
On the night when He was betrayed, Yeshua took bread, and when He had recited the blessing, He broke it and said, “This is My body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same way also He took the cup after the Passover supper and said, “This cup is the New Covenant in My blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
Our God and God of our fathers, may we be accepted in Your presence as You accept Messiah Yeshua, the Son of David, Your Son and Servant, but our living Redeemer; who was put to death for our sins and raised to make us righteous; who ascended to Your right hand, and who right now, at this very moment, is alive forever, and interceding for us, helping us and eternally saving us!
Look upon the face of Your Anointed One, and for His sake, and because we are joined to Him because of our faith, and are now part of Him, and He is bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh; and because He is our Kinsman Redeemer, grant us forgiveness of all of our sins, and deliverance from sin’s power. Bless us with repentance, so that we truly turn to you. Bless us with faith, hope and love, righteousness, favor and grace, health and strength, wisdom, peace and eternal life!
And Lord, we don’t pray just for ourselves. Have mercy on Israel Your chosen people, on Jerusalem, Your holy city, on Zion, the dwelling place of Your glory, and on the people of Israel who are scattered among the nations. Have mercy on your entire creation, which yearns to be free from its bondage to death and decay. Grant abundant peace all of Messiah’s Holy Community which is scattered throughout the world.
Remember those of us who are part of Congregation Shema Yisrael this Sabbath day, O Lord our God, for well-being. Be mindful of us this first Shabbat of this new month for blessing, and save us for eternal life.
Fill us with Your precious and Holy Spirit, who is the pledge and first-fruits and down-payment of our life in the World To Come. And, may Messiah Yeshua return speedily and soon, and save us altogether and completely with a great salvation of body, soul and spirit.
Blessings Over the Bread and Wine
Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who brings forth bread from the Earth.
Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who has created the fruit of the vine.
The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Messiah? The bread which we break, is it not a participation in the body of Messiah? Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread. Therefore O Lord our God, bless us with closeness to You and to Your Son, and draw us closer to one another. Bless us with abundant love and unity, friendship and fellowship.
Acceptance of our Worship
May the offering of our prayers and praises rise as a pleasing aroma before You this Sabbath day, all because of and through the atoning sacrifice of our great and eternal and sympathetic High Priest, who is interceding for us at Your right hand. Blessed are You, O Lord, who receives with love and favor the worship of Your people.
The One Worthy of Thanks
In every generation we will thank You and recount Your praise, for our lives which are in Your charge, for our souls which are in Your care, for Your miracles which are daily with us, for Your continual wonders and favor, for reconciliation that we have with You through the blood of Yeshua, and for the gift of eternal life that we have because we are joined to Him. Blessed are You, O Lord, the One to whom it is fitting to give thanks!