YHVH, God of our ancestors,
all is now in Your hands.
Forgive and release any hurts or wrongdoings done consciously
Lift up all _______’s worries and fears.
Wash them away.
Let goodness flow over her
and surround her now.
Help her as she readies for her next passage.
May her worries for us be eased.
Let her know You will walk alongside, and be present for us,
for her soul is entwined with ours.
As she comes close to You,
bathe her in your light.
Love her and carry her.
Shelter her under Your wings.
Ready a place in Your garden for her.
Into your hand we trust her soul.
Gently, lovingly, tend her now.
YHVH blesses you and watches over you.
YHVH’s Presence shines upon you and sheds grace all around you.
YHVH garbs you in light and bestows peace upon you.
The most central prayer in Jewish liturgy, the Shema states: "Hear O Israel, the Lord Our God, the Lord is One." These words are written inside mezuzot and t'fillin. It is traditionally said during all major services and when waking and going to sleep. Yisrael Adonai Eloheynu Adonai Ehad
Adonai Hu Ha-elohim
May Your angels come to _______’s sides.
On her right, Michael, carry our prayers;
on her left, Gavriel, protect her;
before her, Uriel, light her way;
behind her, Raphael, heal all hurts;
and over her head and all around her,
The feminine name of God, expounded upon in the rabbinic era and then by the Kabbalists in extensive literature on the feminine attributes of the divine., may she rest within your wings.
Vicki Hollander is a rabbi, and works as a marriage and family therapist in Vancouver, B.C.