Blessing Children

May it be your will God of our fathers and mothers
That you will watch over our families, today and each and every day,
That joy and love will dwell within us,
Protect us from pain and harm, sorrow, and disappointment. Merciful one, protect us.
Our Merciful parent, who created strength through the praise of infants (Psalms 8:2)
Please guide our children, our God, so they do not lose their path,
Illuminate their day, so their smiles never leaves their faces,
Push away all harm and obstacles,
And return them to us forever in peace and joy.
Blessed are you God, who rejoices parents and children.

Y’hi ratzon milfaneykha Adonay Eloheynu v’elohey avoteynu v’imoteynu

She’tishmor al mishpakhteynu, hayom u’vakol yom tamid

Shet’hey hasimkha v’ahavah shorah b’tokheynu

V’hagen aleynu mikol makhov v’khiblah, tza’ar v’akhzavah, harakhaman hageyn aleynu.

Av harakhaman asher mipi ol’lim yisadta oz,

Ana hinkhah et y’ladeynu Adonay Eloheynu, shedarkham lo t’abed aleyhem,

V’haeyr et yomam shekhiyukham lo yamoosh mipiheym l’olam,

V’harokhak meyaleyhem p’gaim raim,

V’hashivam eyleynu b’shalom, uv’dil tamid

Barukh atah Adonay m’shameykha horim viladim.

יְהִי רָצוֹן מִלְּפָנֶיךָ יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ וְאֶלֹהֵי אֲבוֹתֵינוּ וְאִמּוֹתֵינוּ

שֶׁתִּשְׁמֹר עָל מִשְׁפַּחְתֵּנוּ, הַיּוֹם וּבַכֹּל יוֹם תָּמִיד

שֶׁתְּהֵא הַשִּׂמְחָה וְהָאַהֲבָה שׁוֹרָה בְּתוֹכֵנוּ

וְהַגֵּן עָלֵינוּ מִכֹּל מַכְאוֹב וְחִבְּלָה, צַעַר וְאַכְזָבָה, הָרַחֲמָן הַגֵּן עָלֵינוּ.

אַב הָרַחֲמָן אֲשֶׁר מִפִּי עוֹלְלִים יִסַּדְתָּ עֹז,

אָנָּא הִנְחָה אֶת יְלָדֵינוּ יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ, שֶׁדַּרְכָּם לֹא תְּאַבֵּד עֲלֵיהֶם,

וְהָאֵר אֶת יוֹמָם שֶׁחִיּוּכָם לֹא יָמוּשׁ מִפִּיהֶם לְעוֹלָם,

וְהָרֹחַק מֵעֲלֵיהֶם פְּגָעִים רָעִים,

וַהֲשִׁיבָם אֵלֵינוּ בְּשָׁלוֹם, וּבְדִיל תָּמִיד

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְהוָה מְשַׂמֵּחַ הוֹרִים וִילָדִים

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